Democratic Party of The State of Mississippi

Democratic Party Of The State Of Mississippi

The Mississippi Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Mississippi. Its headquarters is located in Jackson which is also the state capitol.

While the Democrats used to dominate Mississippi politics before and since the time of Reconstruction, the party has become the minority as its history developed. Additionally, it has been involved in many major events of the civil rights movement. The party has members in all eighty-two counties of the state - each county having an executive committee and officers. The state executive committee is elected by congressional districts - twenty from each district.

Read more about Democratic Party Of The State Of Mississippi:  History, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Party Leadership, Current Democratic Officeholders, Changing Face of The Mississippi Democrats, Auxiliary Organizations

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