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Senate announces committees for the 2024 Session

By Delbert Hosemann

The following statement is attributable to Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, who announced Senate committee chairmen and chairwomen today:


“We have spent hundreds of hours working on these assignments. My decision in these appointments is to place Senators in the best position to serve the State of Mississippi and the citizens who sent us here; secondly, where they are best positioned to serve the Mississippi Senate; and finally, to honor each Senator’s committee preferences where it was feasible to do so,” Hosemann said. “We have a great team and I’m ready to get to work on the challenges and opportunities awaiting us this term.”


The Senate Committee chairmen and chairwomen are as follows:

Accountability, Efficiency, and Transparency

David Parker, Chair

Jason Barrett, Vice-Chair        



Chuck Younger, Chair

Andy Berry, Vice-Chair



W. Briggs Hopson III, Chair

John A. Polk, Vice-Chair                                    


Business and Financial Institutions

John A. Polk, Chair

Chad McMahan, Vice-Chair


Angela Burks Hill, Chair

Derrick T. Simmons, Vice-Chair                                                      



Juan Barnett, Chair

Lydia Graves Chassaniol, Vice-Chair

County Affairs

Derrick Simmons, Chair

Joseph M. Seymour, Vice-Chair                                                                   


Drug Policy

Angela Turner-Ford, Chair

Angela Burks Hill, Vice-Chair

Economic and Workforce Development

Daniel H. Sparks, Chair

Benjamin Suber, Vice-Chair                         



Dennis DeBar Jr., Chair

David Blount, Vice-Chair


Jeremy England, Chair

Kevin Blackwell, Vice-Chair                                                                  



Joel R. Carter Jr., Chair

Bart Williams, Vice-Chair

Enrolled Bills                                                            

David Jordan, Chair

Juan Barnett, Vice-Chair


Environmental Protection, Conservation, and Water Resources

Scott DeLano, Chair

Mike Thompson, Vice-Chair


Joseph M. Seymour, Chair

Gary Brumfield, Vice-Chair                                                  


Executive Contingent Fund

Sollie B. Norwood, Chair

Angela Turner-Ford, Vice-Chair



Josh Harkins, Chair 

Chris Johnson, Vice-Chair                                                   



Tyler McCaughn, Chair

Brian Rhodes, Vice-Chair


David Blount, Chair

Chuck Younger, Vice-Chair  


Government Structure

Chris Johnson, Chair

Jenifer B. Branning, Vice-Chair                                                


Highways and Transportation

Jenifer B. Branning, Chair

Rita Potts Parks, Vice-Chair


John Horhn, Chair

Jeff Tate, Vice-Chair                                                                        



J. Walter Michael, Chair

Michael McLendon, Vice-Chair

Interstate and Federal Cooperation

Hillman Terome Frazier, Chair

Sollie B. Norwood, Vice-Chair                     


Investigate State Offices

Albert Butler, Chair

Sarita Simmons, Vice-Chair

Judiciary, Division A

Brice Wiggins, Chair

Tyler McCaughn, Vice-Chair                                  


Judiciary, Division B

Joey Fillingane, Chair

Daniel H. Sparks, Vice-Chair


Jason Barrett, Chair

Joseph Thomas, Vice-Chair                           


Local and Private

Rita Potts Parks, Chair

Neil S. Whaley, Vice-Chair                                                   


Kevin Blackwell, Chair

Nicole Boyd, Vice-Chair


Chad McMahan, Chair

Rod Hickman, Vice-Chair                                                                 

Ports and Marine Resources

Mike Thompson, Chair

Jeremy England, Vice-Chair

Public Health and Welfare                                                

Hob Bryan, Chair

David Parker, Vice-Chair                                                       

Public Property

Benjamin Suber, Chair

Albert Butler, Vice-Chair

State Library

Michael McLendon, Chair

Reginald Jackson, Vice-Chair


Bart Williams, Chair

Bradford Blackmon, Vice-Chair                                                                                


Lydia Graves Chassaniol, Chair       

Robin Robinson, Vice-Chair                     

Universities and Colleges

Nicole Boyd, Chair

Scott DeLano, Vice-Chair                                                     


Veterans and Military Affairs

Jeff Tate, Chair

John Horhn, Vice-Chair


Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Neil S. Whaley, Chair

Philman Ladner, Vice-Chair


For full committee membership, visit For more information on Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann, visit



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