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Phil Bryant

Born: 9-Dec-1954
Birthplace: Moorhead, MS

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Mississippi

Former sheriff's deputy and far-right "Tea Party" Republican elected Governor of Mississippi in 2011, succeeding Haley Barbour. Campaigned for Governor calling for lower taxes, voter-ID requirements, a ban on gay marriage and civil unions, tougher laws against drug use, implementation of charter schools, and an "absolute right" to gun ownership. Opposes 2010 health care reform ("Obamacare"), illegal immigration, and abortion rights he pledged during his campaign to help overturn Roe v. Wade, and endorsed a failed anti-abortion ballot initiative that would have legally defined fertilized eggs as human beings with full civil rights. As Lieutenant Governor under Barbour, Bryant oversaw legislative redistricting that was later deemed gerrymandering and rejected by a federal court.


[1] Member of St Mark's United Methodist Church, Brandon, MS.

Father: Dewey Bryant (diesel mechanic)
Mother: Estelle Bryant (homemaker)
Wife: Deborah Hayes (one son, one daughter)
Son: Patrick
Daughter: Katie

    University: AA, Hinds Community College, Jackson, MS (1975)
    University:
BS Criminal Justice, University of Southern Mississippi (1977)
    University: MS Political Science, Mississippi College (1988)
    Teacher: Government, Mississippi College

    Governor of Mississippi (10-Jan-2012 to present)
    Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi (2008-12)
    Mississippi State Official State Auditor (1996-2008)
    Mississippi State House of Representatives (1991-96)
    Mississippi State Official Deputy, Hinds County Sheriff's Office (1976-81)
    Ducks Unlimited
    Habitat for Humanity (former member)
    Jaycees
    Lions Club
    National Rifle Association
    Young Men's Christian Association

Official Website:
http://www.governorbryant.com/


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