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Cindy Hyde-Smith

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Cindy Hyde-Smith
United States Senator
from Mississippi
Assumed office
April 9, 2018
Serving with Roger Wicker
Appointed byPhil Bryant
Preceded byThad Cochran
Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce
In office
January 10, 2012 – April 1, 2018
GovernorPhil Bryant
Preceded byLester Spell
Succeeded byJ. Andrew Gipson
Member of the Mississippi Senate
from the 39th district
In office
January 4, 2000 – January 10, 2012
Preceded byW. L. Rayborn
Succeeded bySally Doty
Personal details
Born (1959-05-10) May 10, 1959 (age 65)[1]
Brookhaven, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (2010–present)
Other political
Democratic (before 2010)
Spouse(s)Michael Smith
EducationCopiah-Lincoln Community College
University of Southern Mississippi (BA)

Cindy Hyde-Smith (born May 10, 1959) is an American politician. She is the junior United States Senator from Mississippi since 2018. She served as the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce from 2012 to 2018.[2][3]

Hyde-Smith is a member of the Republican Party. She is the first female Agriculture Commissioner and a former member of the Mississippi State Senate, serving for three terms, and holding the position of Senate Agriculture Committee chair for eight years.

Governor Phil Bryant announced on March 21, 2018 that he will appoint Hyde-Smith to the United States Senate seat that was vacated by Thad Cochran on April 1, 2018.[4] She is the first female member of Congress from Mississippi.

On November 6, 2018, Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy advanced to a run-off election held on November 27, where she beat Espy in the election.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gov. Phil Bryant to appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to Senate seat, but some in GOP are worried".
  2. "Hyde-Smith elected Miss. agriculture commissioner". WLOX. Biloxi. AP.[permanent dead link]
  3. http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/agency/biography-cindy-hyde-smith-commissioner-of-agriculture.htm[permanent dead link]
  4. The Washington Post. "Miss. governor names Cindy Hyde-Smith to replace GOP Sen. Thad Cochran. She will be first female U.S. senator from state". Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  5. "Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith Wins Mississippi Senate Runoff". www.bloomberg.com.

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