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Mississippi Elected Officials

Local Elected Officials
Governor Phil  Bryant
Tate Reeves
Jim Hood,
Hon. C. Delbert Hosemann, Jr.
Mississippi U.S. Senators
Republicans(2)
Party affiliation:Republican
Senator Thad,Cochran

Thad,Cochran
Year of Birth: 1937

A Senator and a Representative from Mississippi; born in Pontotoc,Pontotoc County, Miss., December 7, 1937; educated in the public schools ofMississippi; graduated, University of Mississippi, Oxford 1959 and theUniversity of Mississippi Law School 1965; studied international law andjurisprudence at Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland 1963-1964;served in the United States Navy 1959-1961; admitted to the Mississippi bar in1965 and commenced practice in Jackson; elected as a Republican to theNinety-third Congress in 1972; reelected to the Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifthCongresses and served from January 3, 1973, until his resignation on December26, 1978; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives,but was elected in 1978 to the United States Senate for the term commencingJanuary 3, 1979; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 27, 1978, tofill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James O. Eastland for the termending January 3, 1979; reelected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, and again in2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021; chair, Senate Republican Conference(1991-1997), Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (One HundredEighth Congress); Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred Ninth and OneHundred Fourteenth Congresses).

Website: http://www.cochran.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-5054

Party affiliation:Republican
Senator Roger F.,Wicker

Roger F.,Wicker
Year of Birth: 1951

A Senator and a Representative from Mississippi; born in Pontotoc,Pontotoc County, Miss., July 5, 1951; graduated Pontotoc High School, Pontotoc,Miss., 1969; B.A., University of Mississippi, University, Miss., 1973; J.D.,University of Mississippi, University, Miss. 1975; Air Force Reserve OfficerTraining Corps; United States Air Force 1976-1980; United States Air ForceReserve 1980-2003; staff for United States Representative Trent Lott ofMississippi, House Committee on Rules 1980-1982; Tupelo, Miss., judge pro tem;Lee County, Miss., public defender 1984-1987; member of the Mississippi statesenate 1988-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to thesix succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-December 31, 2007); resigned onDecember 31, 2007, to accept appointment to the Senate; appointed to the U.S.Senate on December 31, 2007, to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation ofChester Trent Lott; took oath of office on December 31, 2007; elected in 2008in a special election for the term ending January 3, 2013; reelected in 2012for the term ending January 3, 2019; chair, National Republican SenatorialCommittee (2015-).

Website: http://www.wicker.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6253


Mississippi U.S. House Representatives
Democratic(1)Republicans(3)
Congressional District : 1Republican
Representative Representative Kelly, Trent

Representative Kelly, Trent
Year of Birth: 1966

A Representative from Mississippi; born March 1, 1966; B.A., University of Mississippi,University, Miss.; J.D., University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.; M.A., UnitedStates Army War College, Carlisle, Penn.; United States Army National Guard;lawyer, private practice; prosecutor, Tupelo, Miss., 1999-2011; districtattorney, 2012-2015; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred FourteenthCongress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death ofUnited States Representative Alan S. Nunnelee (June 2, 2015-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/trent-kelly/K000388
Phone:

Congressional District : 2Democratic
Representative Representative Thompson, Bennie G.

Representative Thompson, Bennie G.
Year of Birth: 1948

A Representative from Mississippi; born in Bolton, Hinds County,Miss., January 28, 1948; B.A., Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Miss., 1968; M.S.,Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss., 1972; teacher; member of the Bolton,Miss., board of aldermen, 1969-1973; Mayor of Bolton, Miss., 1973-1979; memberof the Hinds County, Miss., board of supervisors, 1980-1993; elected as aDemocrat to the One Hundred Third Congress, by special election, to fill thevacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Mike Espy,and reelected to the eleven succeeding Congresses (April 13, 1993-present);chair, Committee on Homeland Security (One Hundred Tenth and One HundredEleventh Congresses).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/bennie-thompson/T000193
Phone:

Congressional District : 3Republican
Representative Representative Harper, Gregg

Representative Harper, Gregg
Year of Birth: 1956

A Representative from Mississippi; born in Jackson, Hinds County,Miss., June 1, 1956; graduated from Pearl High School, Pearl, Miss., 1974;B.S., Mississippi College, Clinton, Miss., 1978; J.D., University ofMississippi, Oxford, Miss., 1981; lawyer, private practice; prosecutor,Brandon, Miss.; prosecutor, Richland, Miss.; chairman, Rankin County, Miss.Republican Party, 2000-2007; elected as a Republican to the One HundredEleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present);chair, Joint Committee on the Library of Congress (One Hundred ThirteenthCongress); chair, Joint Committee on Printing (One Hundred FourteenthCongress).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/gregg-harper/H001045
Phone:

Congressional District : 4Republican
Representative Representative Palazzo, Steven M.

Representative Palazzo, Steven M.
Year of Birth: 1970

A Representative from Mississippi; born in Gulfport, HarrisonCounty, Miss., February 21, 1970; graduated from Saint John High School,Gulfport, Miss., 1988; B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg,Miss., 1994; M.P.A., University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss.,1996; United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1988-1996; Mississippi Army NationalGuard, 2007-present; accountant; member of the Mississippi state house ofrepresentatives, 2007-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfthand to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/steven-palazzo/P000601
Phone:

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May,2,2017 - PRIMARY ELECTION DAY for Municipal Offices
DEADLINES

March,3,2017

Absentee Ballot Begins - Applications for the Primary Election must be available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

March,18,2017

Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail - Absentee Ballots must be available in the Municipal Clerks’ Offices. An absentee ballot must be mailed to all voters who submitted an application before absentee ballots were available.

March,18,2017

Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens - Municipal Clerks’ Offices send absentee ballots for the Primary Election by mail, email or fax to UOCAVA voters who have requested an absentee ballot by application, FPCA or FWAB on or after January 1, 2017.

March,27,2017

Voter Registration Begins - Municipal Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., including the noon hour, for voter registration.

April,1,2017

Voter Registration Ends - Voter Registration Deadline, 12:00 p.m.:Municipal Clerks’ Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for voter registration for the Municipal Primary Election and Primary Runoff Elections.

April,1,2017

Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail - Mail‐In Registration Applications received by the Municipal Clerks’ Offices must be postmarked no later than Saturday, April 1,2017 to be eligible to vote in the Municipal Primary and Primary Runoff Elections.

April,22,2017

Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts - Absentee Voting: Municipal Clerks’ Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for in‐person absentee voting in the Primary Election.

April,29,2017

Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends - In‐Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m.: Municipal Clerks’ Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for absentee voting in the Primary Election.

May,1,2017

Voter Registration Ends - Municipal Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., including the noon hour, for voter registration.

May,1,2017

Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail - Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by mail MUST BE RECEIVED by the Municipal Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. This is not a postmark deadline but an actual receipt deadline.

May,2,2017

Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens - UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline, 7:00 p.m.:Absentee ballots returned by UOCAVA voters MUST BE RECEIVED by the Municipal Clerk’s Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Primary Election Day

May,10,2017

Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail - Absentee Ballots must be mailed to all voters who submitted an application before absentee ballots for the Primary Runoff Election were available.

May,10,2017

Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens - CAVA Absentee Ballots: Municipal Clerks’ Offices send absentee ballots for the Primary Runoff Election by mail, email or fax to UOCAVA voters who have requested an absentee ballot by application, FPCA or FWAB.

May,13,2017

Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends - In‐Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m.: Municipal Clerks’ Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for absentee voting in the Primary Runoff Election.

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