Mississippi Senate Committee Leaders

Mississippi Senate committee chairmen and vice chairmen appointed Friday by Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck. The appointments are for the full four-year term that just started.

  • Agriculture: Chairwoman Cindy Hyde-Smith, D-Brookhaven; Vice Chairman Perry Lee, R-Mendenhall.
  • Appropriations: Chairman Jack Gordon, D-Okolona; Vice Chairman Travis Little, R-Corinth.
  • Business and Financial Institutions: Chairman Nolan Mettetal, D-Sardis; Vice Chairman Merle Flowers, R-Southaven.
  • Constitution: Chairman Hob Bryan, D-Amory; Vice Chairman will be the District 29 senator, a seat now in dispute.
  • Corrections: Chairman Robert "Bunky'' Huggins, R-Greenwood; Vice Chairman Robert Jackson, D-Marks.
  • County Affairs: Chairman Nickey Browning, D-Ecru; Vice Chairman Ezell Lee, D-Picayune.
  • Economic Development, Tourism and Parks: Chairman Scotty Cuevas, D-Pass Christian; Vice Chairman Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland.
  • Education: Chairman Mike Chaney, R-Vicksburg; Vice Chairman J.P. Wilemon Jr., D-Belmont.
  • Elections: Chairman Bobby Chamberlin, R-Hernando; Vice Chairman David Jordan, D-Greenwood.
  • Environmental Protection, Conservation and Water Resources: Tommy Moffatt, R-Gautier; Vice Chairman Sid Albritton, R-Picayune.
  • Fees, Salaries and Administration: Chairman Billy Thames, D-Mize; Vice Chairman Eugene "Buck'' Clarke, R-Hollandale.
  • Finance: Chairman Tommy Robertson, R-Moss Point; Vice Chairman Walter Michel, R-Jackson.
  • Forestry: Chairman Billy Harvey, D-Prentiss; Vice Chairwoman Gloria Williamson, D-Philadelphia.
  • Highways and Transportation: Chairman Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport; Vice Chairman Ed Morgan, R-Hattiesburg.
  • Insurance: Chairman Dean Kirby, R-Pearl; Vice Chairman Bennie Turner, D-West Point.
  • Interstate and Federal Cooperation: Chairman Hillman Frazier, D-Jackson; Vice Chairwoman Deborah Dawkins, D-Pass Christian.
  • Judiciary A: Chairman Charlie Ross, R-Brandon; Vice Chairman Ralph Doxey, D-Holly Springs.
  • Judiciary B: Chairman Gray Tollison, D-Oxford; Vice Chairman Johnnie Walls, D-Greenville.
  • Labor: Chairman Terry Brown, R-Columbus; Vice Chairman Kelvin Butler, D-Magnolia.
  • Local and Private: Chairman Ralph Doxey, D-Holly Springs; Vice Chairman Billy Thames, D-Mize.
  • Municipalities: Chairman Terry Burton, R-Newton; Vice Chairman Hillman Frazier, D-Jackson.
  • Oil, Gas and Other Minerals: Chairman Bob Dearing, D-Natchez; Vice Chairman Shannon Walley, D-Leakesville.
  • Ports and Marine Resources: Chairman Tommy Gollott, D-Biloxi; Vice Chairman Tommy Moffatt, R-Gautier.
  • Public Health and Welfare: Chairman Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo; Vice Chairman Terry Burton, R-Newton.
  • Public Property: Chairman Sampson Jackson, D-DeKalb; Vice Chairman Walter Michel, R-Jackson.
  • Public Utilities: Chairman Tom King, R-Petal; Vice Chairman Robert "Bunky'' Huggins, R-Greenwood.
  • Rules: Chairman Travis Little, R-Corinth; Vice Chairman Tommy Robertson, R-Moss Point.
  • Universities and Colleges: Chairwoman Alice Harden, D-Jackson; Vice Chairman Gary Jackson, R-French Camp.
  • Veterans and Military Affairs: Chairman Videt Carmichael, R-Meridian; Vice Chairman John Horhn, D-Jackson.
  • Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks: Chairman Lynn Posey, D-Union Church; Vice Chairman Bob Dearing, D-Natchez.

Joint Committees

  • Enrolled Bills: Chairman Stacey Pickering, R-Soso; Vice Chairman Perry Lee, R-Mendenhall.
  • Executive Contingent Fund: Chairman Johnnie Walls, D-Greenville; Vice Chairman Lynn Posey, D-Union Church.
  • Investigate State Offices: Chairman David Jordan, D-Greenwood; Vice Chairman Billy Harvey, D-Prentiss.
  • Joint Legislative Budget, Senate members: (seven members also come from House and the chairmanship rotates between House speaker and lieutenant governor): Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck; Terry Burton, R-Newton; Hillman Frazier, D-Jackson; Jack Gordon, D-Okolona; Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport; Travis Little, R-Corinth; Tommy Robertson, R-Moss Point.
  • State Library: Chairman Kelvin Butler, D-Magnolia; Vice Chairman Joseph Thomas, D-Yazoo City.

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