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Revision as of 15:57, 17 July 2013

Phil Bryant
Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 10, 2012 - Present
Years in position 3
PredecessorHaley Barbour
Base salary$122,160
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next general2015
Campaign $$10,909,181
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
January 10, 2008 - January 9, 2012
State Auditor of Mississippi
1996 - 2007
Associate'sHinds Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Master'sMississippi College
Date of birthDecember 9, 1954
Place of birthMoorhead, Mississippi
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Phil Bryant is the current Republican Governor of Mississippi. He was first elected to the position in 2011, and assumed office on January 10, 2012. Bryant served previously as Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi. In his role as Lieutenant Governor, he also served as President of the Mississippi State Senate.

An analysis of Republican governors by Nate Silver of the New York Times in April 2013 ranked Bryant as the 5th most conservative governor in the country.[1]


Bryant, a Moorhead native, is the son of a diesel mechanic and a mother who stayed at home to raise her three children.

He is an adjunct professor of government at Mississippi College, and is the contributing author of three books: 21st Century Government - Digital Promise, Digital Reality, Best Cases Practices, which highlights innovations of other Republican lieutenant governors, and Leadership Secrets of Government Financial Offices. [2]


  • B.A. in criminal justice, University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.A. in political science, Mississippi College

Political career

Governor of Mississippi (2012-Present)

Gun control

Bryant (R) took a defiant stand against new federal executive order gun regulations before they were signed in January 2013, saying any such order “infringes our constitutional right to keep and bear arms” and is unconstitutional. Bryant asked the Mississippi Legislature to “immediately pass legislation that would make any unconstitutional order by the President illegal to enforce in Mississippi by state or local law enforcement.”[3]

Job creation ranking

In a June 2013 analysis by The Business Journals, which ranked 45 of the country's 50 governors by their job creation records, Bryant was ranked number 14. The five governors omitted from the analysis all assumed office in 2013. The ranking was based on a comparison of the annual private sector growth rate in all 50 states using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.[4][5]

Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi (2008 - 2011)

Mississippi State Auditor (1996 - 2007)

Bryant previously served as State Auditor, having been appointed to the position in November 1996 by former Governor Kirk Fordice. He was re-elected in 1999 and again in 2003, when he ran unopposed.

Mississippi House of Representatives (1990 - 1995)

Prior to becoming State Auditor, Bryant served five years as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he was the Vice Chairman of the Insurance Committee and authored the Capital Gains Tax Cut Act of 1992.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Phil Bryant endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]



Bryant defeated Hattiesburg mayor Johnny DuPree in the general election on November 8, 2011.


Governor of Mississippi, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Bryant 61% 544,851
     Democratic Johnny DuPree 39% 348,617
Total Votes 893,468
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Gubernatorial Republican Primary election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaPhil Bryant 59.5%
     Republican Party Dave Dennis 25.7%
     Republican Party Ron Williams 8.8%
     Republican Party Hudson Holliday 4.7%
     Republican Party James Broadwater 1.2%
Total Votes 289,788

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bryant is available dating back to 1999. Based on available campaign finance records, Bryant raised a total of $10,909,181 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[7]

Phil Bryant's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 Governor of Mississippi Won $6,412,216
2009 Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi Not up for election $896,976
2007 Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi Won $2,953,019
2005 Mississippi Auditor Not up for election $233,424
2003 Mississippi Auditor Won $192,906
1999 Mississippi Auditor Won $220,640
Grand Total Raised $10,909,181


Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Phil Bryant's donors each year.[8] Click [show] for more information.


Bryant and his wife, Deborah, have two children and are active members of St. Marks United Methodist Church.

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See also

External links

Suggest a link

  • Profile at Republican Governors Association
  • Profile at Southern Governors Association


Political offices
Preceded by
Haley Barbour (R)
Governor of Mississippi
2012 - present
Succeeded by