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Elected and Appointed Government Officials 2019

Mississippi's Top 50 Most Influential

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Michael Guest, United States House of Representatives

There’s a new face in Mississippi’s congressional delegation, which tend to stick around a long time. Succeeding Rep. Gregg Harper in the ruby-red third congressional district, Michael Guest is attempting to build on his success as a popular three term district attorney.

As District Attorney, Guest and his staff prosecuted nearly 20,000 cases. With more than 12 years as an Assistant District Attorney, Guest prosecuted hundreds of cases and obtained guilty verdicts against criminals charged with murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, sexual battery, aggravated assault, kidnapping, house burglary, and drug sales.

He also served as an instructor for the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy, the Mississippi State Highway Patrol, and the
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. As Mississippi’s congressman, Representative Guest will continue to work with the law enforcement community training state.

Guest is a Rankin County resident and a graduate of Brandon High School. He received a degree in accounting from Mississippi State University and his law degree from The University of Mississippi. Guest is also a member of the Rankin County Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar Association.