Phil Bryant

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Phil Bryant
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63rd Governor of Mississippi
Assumed office
January 10, 2012
Lieutenant Tate Reeves
Preceded by Haley Barbour
31st Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 10, 2008 – January 5, 2012
Governor Haley Barbour
Preceded by Amy Tuck
Succeeded by Tate Reeves
40th Auditor of Mississippi
In office
November 1996 – January 10, 2008
Governor Kirk Fordice
Ronnie Musgrove
Haley Barbour
Preceded by Steven Patterson
Succeeded by Stacey Pickering
Personal details
Born December 9, 1954 (1954-12-09) (age 62)
Moorhead, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Deborah Hays
Residence Governor's Mansion (while in office)
Brandon, Mississippi (personal)
Alma mater Hinds Community College
University of Southern Mississippi
Mississippi College
Religion United Methodist

Dewey Phillip "Phil" Bryant (born December 9, 1954) is an American politician from Mississippi. Bryant is the 63rd and current Governor of Mississippi, going against the Democratic Party candidate, Johnny DuPree in the 2011 general election. He used to serve as the 31st Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, going against the Democratic Party candidate, Jamie Franks, in the 2007 general election. On November 8, 2011, he was elected Governor of Mississippi and took office on January 10, 2012.