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Michael Guest
Michael Guest portrait 116th congress2.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 3rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Gregg Harper
Personal details
Michael Patrick Guest

(1970-02-04) February 4, 1970 (age 49)
Woodbury, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Mississippi State University ( BS)
University of Mississippi ( JD)
Website House website

Michael Patrick Guest [1] (born February 4, 1970) [2] is an American attorney and Republican politician from Brandon, Mississippi who serves in the United States House of Representatives for Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, having been elected in November 2018.


Guest graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and the University of Mississippi School of Law with a Juris Doctor. He served as the Assistant District Attorney for Madison and Rankin counties from 1994 through 2008, and became District Attorney in 2008. [3]

U.S. House of Representatives


2018 General election

In the 2018 elections, Guest ran for the United States House of Representatives in Mississippi's 3rd congressional district to succeed Gregg Harper, who chose not to seek reelection. [4] In the six-way Republican primary election in June 2018, Guest received the most votes (45%), with Whit Hughes coming in second place with 22%. [5] Because no candidate received 50% of the vote, Guest and Hughes faced each other in a primary runoff election, [6] which Guest won. [5] Guest defeated state Representative Michael Evans, the Democratic nominee, in the general election. [7]

Guest campaigned as a strong supporter of President Donald Trump. [5]


Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

  • Army Caucus
  • Border Security Caucus
  • Chicken Caucus
  • Fire Services Caucus
  • Freshman Working Group on Addiction
  • Law Enforcement Caucus
  • National Guard and Reserve Caucus
  • Prayer Caucus
  • Pro-Life Caucus
  • Rice Caucus
  • Sportsman Caucus
  • Steel Caucus

Electoral History

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Guest 29,157 44.8
Republican Whit Hughes 14,464 22.2
Republican Perry Parker 10,562 16.2
Republican Sally Doty 6,608 10.2
Republican Morgan Dunn 3,820 5.9
Republican Katherine Tate 416 0.6
Total votes 65,027 100.0
Republican primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Guest 31,121 65.1
Republican Whit Hughes 16,691 34.9
Total votes 47,812 100.0
Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Guest 160,284 62.3
Democratic Michael Evans 94,461 36.7
Reform Matthew Holland 2,526 1.0
Total votes 257,271 100.0
Republican hold


  1. ^ Statement of Organization, Friends of Michael Guest
  2. ^ Michael Guest - Candidate for House of Representatives MS 3rd District. (Republican)
  3. ^ "Candidate Questionnaire: Michael Guest". Jackson Free Press. May 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "District Attorney Michael Guest running to replace Gregg Harper". Clarion-Ledger. January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Sarah Fowler (June 27, 2018). "Michael Guest defeats Whit Hughes in GOP House primary runoff". Clarion-Ledger.
  6. ^ "Michael Guest, Whit Hughes head to Republican runoff in MS03 race". Clarion-Ledger. June 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Sarah Fowler, Republican Michael Guest defeats Democrat Michael Evans in #MS03, Clarion Ledger (November 7, 2018).

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gregg Harper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 3rd congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Mark Green
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Deb Haaland