VIDEO Who is Cindy Hyde-Smith?

Cindy Hyde-Smith is expected to be named the next Senator from Mississippi, but who exactly is she?

Hyde-Smith, a Republican, currently serves as Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce.

However, she hasn’t always been a Republican.

According to Wikipedia:

Hyde-Smith was a member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 39th District from 2000 to 2012. In 2010, during her tenure in the Senate, she switched parties from Democratic to Republican. Senator Hyde-Smith served as chair of the Senate Agriculture committee since 2004 and was a member of Appropriations, Constitution, Corrections, Elections, Forestry, Public Health and Welfare, Veterans and Military Affairs, and Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks committees. She was also Vice Chairman of the National Agriculture Committee of State Legislators.

In fact, she joined “Fox & Friends” to discuss her party switch. If this is any indication, she’s going to be a great addition to the Senate.


Additionally, Hyde-Smith an active member of her community, per Wikipedia:

She is a member of the American Cancer Society, the Junior Auxiliary, Hospice, the Mississippi Cattleman’s Association, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, the National Rifle Association, Mississippi National Guard Legislative Caucus, and the Copiah Lincoln Community College Foundation Board.

Senator Hyde-Smith is the daughter of the late Luther Hyde and Lorraine. She grew up in Monticello, Mississippi. She graduated from Copiah-Lincoln Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi. She is married to a cattle farmer, Mike, and they have one daughter, Anna Michael. They are active members of Macedonia Baptist Church.



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