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Philip Gunn

Republican — Representative — District 56
Available Terms:
  • 2008-2011
  • 2012-2015
  • 2016-2019

Philip Gunn represents House District 56 in the Mississippi House, is a member of three committees, and is the primary sponsor of 477 bills.

2004 13800.0
2006 3650.0
2008 10050.0
2010 15000.0
2012 44500.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    Room 306
    P. O. Box 1018
    Jackson, MS 39215
    Phone: 601-359-3300
  • District Office:

    P. O. Box 1018

    Jackson
    39215

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News and Blog Coverage

Speaker names Read to lead House Appropriations Committee

JACKSON, Miss. — A longtime Jackson County representative will lead Mississippi’s House Appropriations Committee, making him one of the Legislature’s key budget writers even as lagging revenue continues to trouble state finances. House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, on Monday named Rep. John Read, R-Gautier, to lead the committee. Read replaces ...

Budget talks focus on services vs. administrative expenses

JACKSON, Miss. — During budget hearings this week, Mississippi lawmakers are asking agency directors the same set of questions. How much tax money is directly providing services to people? And how much is being spent on administration? Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn has repeatedly focused those points as he tells ...

Legislative leaders call for shift to user-based taxes

JACKSON, Miss. — Legislative leaders launched a review of Mississippi’s tax system and government spending Monday, saying they want to move away from income taxes and toward charging people based on their use of government services. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn, both Republicans, have appointed one ...

Mississippi lawmakers to examine taxes and spending

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi legislative leaders are appointing groups to study tax policies and examine state spending. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn announced Thursday that they are co-chairmen of the tax study group, which includes 18 other lawmakers. The goal is to make recommendations for the ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • HR 119

    Honorable Representative Herb Frierson; commend distinguished and laudable legislative career and congratulate on appointment as Commissioner of Revenue.

  • HC 129

    Mr. Edgar Lee "E.L." Boteler, Jr.; commend life upon passing.

  • HC 124

    Trent Harmon; commend upon winning American Idol.

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  • HC 114

    Petrified Wood; recognize 40th anniversary upon being designated the State Stone of Mississippi.

  • HB 1717

    Appropriation; Archives & History for funds to Mississippi Heritage Trust to develop Historic Preservation Toolkit.

  • HB 1727

    Bonds; authorize issuance for wastewater treatment facilities improvements in Hinds County.

Recent Votes

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HB 2

Passage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11392.0
•••No: 32.0
•••Other: 64.0
SC 523

Passage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11493.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 86.0
SC 522

Passage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11493.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 86.0
SC 521

Passage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11493.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 86.0
SC 519

Passage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11493.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 86.0
SC 518

Passage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11493.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 86.0
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Sources

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