Michael Guest (politician)

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 byGregg Harper
Personal details
Born
Michael Patrick Guest

(1970-02-04) February 4, 1970 (age 49)
Woodbury, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationMississippi State University (BS)
University of Mississippi (JD)
WebsiteHouse 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.

Biography[edit]

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[edit]

Elections[edit]

2018 General election[edit]

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]

Tenure[edit]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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

2019–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Mark Green
United States Representatives by seniority
374th
Succeeded by
Deb Haaland