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Elected and Appointed Government Officials 2022

Mississippi's Top 50 Most Influential

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Scott Bounds

State Representative Scott Bounds is likely best known as the man behind the Neshoba County Fair. He serves as President of the Neshoba County Fair and is the Program Committee Chair of the same. He is the gatekeeper for Mississippi’s Giant House Party.

Bounds has served in the Mississippi House since 2003. He is the influential Chairman of the Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen Caucus. The Caucus is comprised of House and Senate members who strive to protect our rights to keep and bear arms and to protect and preserve our hunting and fishing rights through legislative policies. The Caucus is the largest bi-partisan caucus in the Mississippi Legislature. Bounds is also one of 13 individuals nationally to serve on the Executive Council of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucus (NASC).

Bounds currently Chairs the House Public Utilities Committee and is a member of the committees on Appropriations, Joint Legislative Budget, House Management, Investigate State Offices, Universities and Colleges and Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Rep. Bounds previously served as Chair of the Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee for 8 years.