Philip Gunn Elected Speaker of the House
Earlier today Rep. Philip Gunn (R-Clinton) was elected Speaker of the House becoming the first Republican to hold this position since Reconstruction. His colleagues in the 122-member House elected Gunn unanimously after Rep. George Flaggs (D-Vicksburg) made a motion to elect the Republican by acclamation.
Also in the House, Rep, Greg Snowden (R-Meridian) was elected to serve as Speaker Pro Temp, without opposition. Snowden is a fourth term lawmaker representing parts of Clarke and Lauderdale counties.
And in the Senate, Sen. Terry Brown (R-Columbus) was chosen to serve as President Pro Temp of the Senate. The Lowndes county lawmaker served four terms in the House and has been in the Senate since 2004.