Representative Philip Gunn of Clinton is the Republican nominee for Speaker of the House.
Gunn, who was elected to the house in 2004, was just elected to his second full term.
Gunn represents House District 56, which is comprised of parts of Hinds, Madison, Warren and Yazoo counties.
The nomination happened during a closed door meeting of the Republican Caucus Monday afternoon at City Hall in Brandon.
Gunn says last week's election was not only a wake up call to elected leaders but also a call to action.
"We view this as a mantle of responsibility that we're going to carry forward. We've heard what the people had to say and we are going to make sure that their issues are brought to the forefront, conservative ideals are going to be pushed forward." said Gunn after being nominated. "We pledge ourselves to be responsible with the charge given to us and the people standing behind me are the ones that have made that happen."
The election of a new speaker will take place on the first day of the 2012 legislative session.
Monday, September 15 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:39:25 GMT
Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.More >>
Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death. More >>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. Mobile user? Click here to watch: Girl doesn't recognize clean-shaven father A father shaving his beard brings hisMore >>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today.More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:53 GMT
The Madison County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest of a drug dealer who has allegedly been distributing 25i, the synthetic LSD. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says that Kaleb K. ChhabraMore >>
Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says that 19-year-old Kaleb K. Chhabra was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute LSD (25I).More >>
Thursday, September 11 2014 2:31 AM EDT2014-09-11 06:31:36 GMT
Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray competed in swimsuit and evening wear preliminaries Tuesday night. The winners in the first night of preliminary competition were, Miss Ohio, Mackenzie Bart in Talent,More >>
Wednesday night it was Talent night where Miss Mississippi sang, Something's Gotta Hold On Me, which she also sang at the Miss Mississippi Pageant in July.More >>