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Cindy Hyde-Smith's Biography

  • U.S. Senate (MS) - Jr, Republican

Contact Information

2012 15th Street, #451
Gulfport, MS 39501

911 Jackson Avenue, #249
Oxford, MS 38655

190 East Capitol Street, #550
Jackson, MS 39201

702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Cindy Hyde-Smith




Husband: Mike; 1 Child: Anna-Michael

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Brookhaven, MS

Home City:

Brookhaven, MS



Graduated, Copiah-Lincoln Community College

BA, University of Southern Mississippi, 1981

Senator, United States Senate, Mississippi, 2018-present

Candidate, United States Senate, Mississippi, 2020

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, State of Mississippi, 2012-2018

Appointed by Governor Phil Bryant, Senator, United States Senate, District Jr., March 21st, 2018

Senator, Mississippi State Senate, District 39, 2000-2012

Former Chair, Agriculture Committee, Mississippi State Senate

Former Member, Rural Development and Energy Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, United States Senate

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on National Parks, United States Senate

Consultant, Healthcare & Transportation Policy

Cattle Farmer

Member, Macedonia Baptist Church, present

Former Member, American Cancer Society

Member, Copiah Lincoln Community College Foundation Board

Former Member, Junior Auxiliary of Brookhaven

Member, Lincoln County Cattlemen's Association

Member, Lincoln County Forestry Association

Member, Lincoln County Livestock Association

Member, Mississippi Cattlemen's Association

Member, Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association

Former Member, Mississippi Wildlife Federation

Vice Chair, National Agriculture Committee of State Legislators

Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)

Charter Member, National State Agriculture Rural Leaders Organization

Former President, Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Former President, Southern United States Trade Association

Former Co-Chair, Trump Agriculture Policy Advisory Council


Agriculture Legislator of the Year Award, Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts
Ambassador Award, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
Achievement Award, Delta Council
Outstanding Service to Small Farmers Award, Alcorn State University
Distinguished Service Award, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
Award for Conservative Achievement, American Conservative Union Foundation
Spirit of Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Millennium Honor Roll Award, National Rifle Association
Agriculture Legislator of the Year, Farm Bureau
Medal of Merit Award, National Guard of the United States
Outstanding Patriotic American Award, United States Selective Service System