Phil Bryant wins governor race

Phil Bryant wins governor race

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - The Associated Press has named Phil Bryant the winner of the Mississippi Governor's race.

Bryant had 67.3 percent of the vote and Robert Gray had 31.1 percent.

Phil Bryant is the incumbent candidate (R) in the governor race and is Mississippi's 64th governor.

Bryant has been governor of Mississippi since November 2011.

Before holding this position, Bryant served one term as the state's 37th lieutenant governor in 2007.

Bryant also served as state auditor and represented his legislative district in the Mississippi House of Representatives for five years, according to his campaign website.

Bryant is a Moorehead native and earned his associate degree in criminal justice from Hinds Community College and then attended USM where he earned his bachelor's degree.