Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his appointment of Senator Sally Doty as Staff Director for the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff. Having served in various leadership roles in the Mississippi State Senate, from Chair of the Senate Energy Committee which is instrumental in public utilities to currently serving as Chairman of the Judiciary A Committee, Senator Doty has a strong history of fighting for Mississippians and working to move our public utilities in the right direction.
“Sally and I have been good friends for years, and it was an honor to serve with her in the Mississippi Senate,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “She has always been a strong leader for Mississippians, fighting for their interests on the Senate floor. I know she will continue to serve our state well leading in the Public Utilities Staff.”
The Public Utilities Staff was created in 1990 to represent the broad interests of the State of Mississippi by balancing the respective concerns of the residential, commercial and industrial utility customers, the state agencies and the public utilities.
Senator Sally Doty currently serves in the Mississippi State Senate, having been elected for three terms to represent Senate District 39. Doty has held a variety of key leadership positions within the Senate, including Chair of the Senate Energy Committee. She played a pivotal role in the passage of the 2020 “Broadband Enabling Act” allowing Mississippi’s 25 electric cooperatives to provide high-speed internet to remote areas of the state.
Doty has received a number of legislative awards and honors over the years, including National Conference of State Legislators – Women Making a Difference Award and Mississippi Law Enforcement Legislator of the Year.
With an extensive legal background, Doty began her career at Wells, Moore, Simmons & Neeld law firm from 1991 to 1993. After that, she served as Director of Legal Writing for the Mississippi College School of Law from 1993 to 1996. Doty joined Allen, Allen, Boerner & Breeland in 1996 to handle civil litigation defending county and city governments until 2004. Since 2016, Doty has served as an Attorney at Law managing general civil practice in Brookhaven.
Doty is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor’s, as well as a Juris Doctor from the Mississippi College School of Law.