Mississippi State Senate

Upper house for the legislature of the state of Mississippi

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Mississippi Senate
Mississippi State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 5, 2021
Leadership
President
Delbert Hosemann (R)
since January 5, 2021
President pro Tempore
Dean Kirby (R)
since January 7, 2020
Minority Leader
Derrick Simmons (D)
since July 31, 2017
Structure
Seats52
MS Senate Mississippi Nov 2019.svg
Political groups
Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Mississippi Constitution
Salary$10,000/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 5, 2019
(52 seats)
Next election
November 7, 2023
(52 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson.jpg
State Senate Chamber
Mississippi State Capitol
Jackson, Mississippi
Website
Mississippi State Legislature

The Mississippi Senate is the upper house of the Mississippi Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Mississippi. The Senate, along with the lower Mississippi House of Representatives, convenes at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.

The Senate is composed of 52 senators representing an equal number of constituent districts, with 57,063 people per district (2010 figures). In the current legislative session, the Republican Party holds 36 seats while the Democratic Party holds 16 seats, creating a Republican trifecta in the state government.

Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet, commissions and boards and can create and amend bills.


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Where can I visit?

  • Jackson, Mississippi

    Capital of Mississippi

  • Mississippi House of Representatives
  • Mississippi State Senate
  • Mississippi Coliseum
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson
  • Mississippi State Capitol

    State capitol building of the U.S. state of Mississippi

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

    United States federal district court in Mississippi

  • King Edward Hotel (Jackson, Mississippi)

    United States historic place

  • Mississippi Governor's Mansion

    United States historic place


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