was a candidate in the 2011 special election
for District 6 of the Mississippi State Senate
. Although party affiliation was not listed on the special election ballot, Bryan is as a Republican
The special election took place on January 11, 2011. He ran to the fill the seat vacated by Patrick Nunnelee
(R) who was elected to the U.S. House in the November 2, 2010 general election.
In an interview with local media Bryan emphasized several key policy positions:
- Jobs: Bryan described his top priority as creating and retaining jobs.
- Education: "We need to improve our schools by supporting our teachers and giving them the resources they need to teach the kids in the class."
- Rainy Day Fund: "I believe that we need to build up the Rainy Day Fund right now. Over the past couple of years, they're draining it, and we're losing it. I believe we can balance the budget without dipping into the Rainy Day Fund."
- Abortion: Bryan also wants to ensure that Mississippi remains, "the safest place for an unborn child."
- See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Mississippi state legislative special elections, 2011
Bryan was defeated by Nancy Adams Collins in the January 11, 2011 special election to Mississippi State Senate District 6.