Phil Bryant

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Phil Bryant
Governor of Mississippi
Term ends
January 10, 2012 - Present
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
January 10, 2008 - January 9, 2012
State Auditor of Mississippi
1996 - 2007
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Associate'sHinds Community College
Master'sMississippi College
BirthdayDecember 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.


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. [1]


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

Political experience

Governor of Mississippi (2012 - Present)

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. [2]



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


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

Campaign donors

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.[3] 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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