Lt. Governor Hosemann Announces Committee Chairmen, Chairwomen for 2020 Legislative Session


In his first order of business as Lieutenant Governor, Delbert Hosemann announced committee chairmen and chairwomen for the 2020 Legislative Session.

“We have many challenges in Mississippi which need immediate attention, so it is time to get to work.  In the Senate, this begins by naming our chairmen and women, and vice-chairmen and women,” Hosemann said. “I am looking forward to working with these leaders and the entire membership over the next four years to enact policy which will leave a positive, lasting impact on our children and grandchildren.”

The Committee Chairmen and Chairwomen are as follows:

Accountability, Efficiency, and Transparency

John A. Polk, Chairman

Angela Burks Hill, Vice-Chairwoman



Chuck Younger, Chairman

Benjamin Suber, Vice-Chairman



Briggs Hopson III, Chairman

Brice Wiggins, Vice-Chairman


Business and Financial Institutions

Chris Caughman, Chairman

Chad McMahan, Vice-Chairman



Chris Johnson, Chairman

Derrick T. Simmons, Vice-Chairman



Juan Barnett, Chairman

Daniel Sparks, Vice-Chairman


County Affairs                                                                     

Angela Burks Hill, Chairwoman

Chuck Younger, Vice-Chairman


Drug Policy

David Jordan, Chairman

Melanie Sojourner, Vice-Chairwoman


Economic and Workforce Development                            

David Parker, Chairman

Jeremy England, Vice-Chairman



Dennis DeBar Jr., Chairman

David Blount, Vice-Chairman



Jenifer B. Branning, Chairwoman

Jeff Tate, Vice-Chairman



Joel R. Carter Jr., Chairman

Gary Jackson, Vice-Chairman


Enrolled Bills

Derrick T. Simmons, Chairman                                                         

Robert L. Jackson, Vice-Chairman


Environmental Protection, Conservation, and Water Resources

Chris McDaniel, Chairman

Chris Caughman, Vice-Chairman



Albert Butler, Chairman

Chris McDaniel, Vice-Chairman


Executive Contingent Fund

Robert L. Jackson, Chairman

Juan Barnett, Vice-Chairman



Josh Harkins, Chairman

Sally Doty, Vice-Chairwoman



Sampson Jackson II, Chairman

Joseph M. Seymour, Vice-Chairman



David Blount, Chairman

Philip Moran, Vice-Chairman


Highways and Transportation

Joey Fillingane, Chairman

Rita Potts Parks, Vice-Chairwoman



Barbara Blackmon, Chairwoman

Tammy Witherspoon, Vice-Chairwoman



Walter Michel, Chairman

Nicole Akins Boyd, Vice-Chairwoman


Interstate and Federal Cooperation                                  

Hillman Terome Frazier, Chairman

Joseph Thomas, Vice-Chairman


Investigate State Offices

Mike Thompson, Chairman

Sarita Simmons, Vice-Chairwoman


Judiciary, Division A                                                          

Sally Doty, Chairwoman

Jenifer B. Branning, Vice-Chairwoman


Judiciary, Division B

Brice Wiggins, Chairman

Barbara Blackmon, Vice-Chairwoman



John Horhn, Chairman

Hillman Terome Frazier, Vice-Chairman


Local and Private                                                                 

Chad McMahan, Chairman

Dean Kirby, Vice-Chairman



Kevin Blackwell, Chairman

Chris Johnson, Vice-Chairman



Gary Jackson, Jr., Chairman

Michael McLendon, Vice-Chairman


Ports and Marine Resources

Philip Moran, Chairman

Mike Thompson, Vice-Chairman


Public Health and Welfare                                                

Hob Bryan, Chairman

John A. Polk, Vice-Chairman


Public Property

Angela Turner-Ford, Chairwoman

Albert Butler, Vice-Chairman



Dean Kirby, Chairman


State Library

Sollie B. Norwood, Chairman

Kathy Chism, Vice-Chairwoman



Scott DeLano, Chairman

David Parker, Vice-Chairman



Lydia Graves Chassaniol, Chairwoman

John Horhn, Vice-Chairman


Universities and Colleges                                                    

Rita Potts Parks, Chairwoman

Joey Fillingane, Vice-Chairman


Veterans and Military Affairs

Mike Seymour, Chairman

Scott DeLano, Vice-Chairman


Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Neil S. Whaley, Chairman

Tyler McCaughn, Vice-Chairman