|Address||PO Box 5141 |
Brandon, Mississippi 39047, United States
|| December 09, 1954
Aug 13, 2012 11:42pm
Caucasian - Pro-Life - Methodist -
|Info||Phil Bryant has the distinct honor of serving as Mississippi�s State Auditor. He was first appointed to this position in November of 1996, to serve the unexpired term of his predecessor. Phil was elected to a full term as State Auditor in November 1999. |
Auditor Bryant has taken a tough stand on public corruption, one that is not swayed by personal political agendas
Since taking office in 1996, Phil and his staff have recovered and returned over three million in taxpayers dollars that have been embezzled or improperly spent, while aggressively investigating public corruption within state and local governments.
The agency audits annually approximately $11 billion of taxpayers dollars for legal compliance and efficiency.
Prior to becoming State Auditor, Phil served five years as a member of the House of Representatives, where he was the Vice Chairman of the Insurance Committee and authored the Capital Gains Tax Cut Act of 1992. He currently serves as Chairman of the E-Government Committee for the National State Auditor�s Association (NSAA) and also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Mississippi Legislative E-Government Oversight Committee. Phil is a principal member of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers. He has been a long standing member of the National Rifle Association�s Institute for Legislative Action and is a past President of the MS Republican Elected Officials Association. Phil is a distinguished member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Auditor Bryant has been honored for performing his duties with integrity, honesty and a true commitment to excellence. A few of these notable awards are the prestigious Henry Toll Fellowship and the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the Department of History and Political Science at Mississippi College. He was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi's Hall of Fame and was named Hinds Community College�s Alumnus of the Year. For his relentless pursuit to expand Electronic Government on the state and local level, Phil received the "In the Arena Award" presented by the Center For Digital Government. In 2001, Phil was selected as the most respected statewide elected official by the Magnolia Report Poll.
Auditor Bryant is a lifelong Mississippian and a committed member of his community. He is married to the former Deborah Hays of Jackson and they have two children. The Bryant�s are active members of St. Marks United Methodist Church.