Meet the Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives

Jackson Lunch & Learn Seminar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
11:30 AM-1:00 PM CST

One Jackson Place
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
188 E. Capitol Street, Third Floor
Jackson, MS 39201

Philip Gunn began serving the Mississippi House of Representatives in 2004. On January 3, 2012, he became the 61st Speaker of the House of Representatives in Mississippi. This is the first time in 136 years a Republican has held this title in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Through bipartisan committee chair appointments, Speaker Gunn created a functional House of Representatives in his first session as Speaker. The House Redistricting map was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice. Business-friendly legislation was passed, along with many other laws that focused on education, healthcare and keeping Mississippi within its budgetary means.