Michael Guest (politician) Article

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Michael Guest
Michael Guest, official portrait, 116th Congress.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 the state of 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]

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]


  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