Hobnob Mississippi 2019 Set for October 31

Over 1,300 leaders from across the state will fill the Mississippi Coliseum for MEC's 18th Annual Hobnob Mississippi on Thursday, October 31!

Attendees will hear from candidates for statewide office, network with fellow leaders from across Mississippi, and partake in delicious chicken, catfish, and BBQ pork.

This year, MEC's Hobnob Mississippi will feature candidates for each of the eight statewide offices.

Candidates for Statewide Office Scheduled to Appear:


  • Lt. Governor Tate Reeves
  • Attorney General Jim Hood

Lt. Governor

  • Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann
  • Rep. Jay Hughes

Secretary of State

  • Senator Michael Watson
  • Johnny Dupree

State Treasurer

  • David McRae
  • Addie Lee Green

Attorney General

  • State Treasurer Lynn Fitch
  • Jennifer Riley Collins

State Auditor

  • State Auditor Shad White (incumbent)

Agriculture & Commerce Commissioner

  • Agriculture & Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson (incumbent)
  • Rickey Cole

Insurance Commissioner

  • Mike Chaney (incumbent)
  • Robert E. Amos

Minor party candidates are invited to speak after the Hobnob luncheon.

In addition, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn will speak and a conversation with Governor Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant will be held during Hobnob.

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