Over 1,500 Attend MEC’s 17th Annual Hobnob Mississippi

Over 1,500 leaders from across the state filled the Mississippi Coliseum for MEC's 17th Annual Hobnob Mississippi.

Attendees heard from US Senate candidates and statewide elected officials and networked with fellow leaders from across Mississippi.

This year, MEC's Hobnob Mississippi featured major party candidates from each of Mississippi's two United States Senate races:

United States Senate Election

  • Senator Roger Wicker (incumbent)
  • David Baria

United State Senate Special Election

  • Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (incumbent)
  • Chris McDaniel
  • Michael Espy
  • Tobey Bartee

In addition to these exciting Senate races, attendees also heard from Mississippi state leaders:

  • Governor Phil Bryant
  • Lt. Governor Tate Reeves
  • Speaker Philip Gunn
  • Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann
  • Attorney General Jim Hood
  • Agriculture & Commerce Commissioner
  • Andy Gipson
  • State Treasurer Lynn Fitch
  • State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney
  • State Auditor Shad White

Additionally, MEC honored retiring United States Congressman Gregg Harper with a special presentation for his years of dedicated service to our state in the United States House of Representatives.

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

Special thanks to all of our sponsors and attendees that made Hobnob Mississippi great this year!