Got boots? Inaugural ball reflects Bryant style

JACKSON — Invitations say black tie and boots are optional for Phil Bryant inaugural ball.

Mississippi’s Republican governor-elect is well known around the Capitol for wearing cowboy boots with his business suits.

The 57-year-old Republican from Rankin County finishes one term as lieutenant governor on Jan. 5.

He’ll be sworn in as Mississippi’s 64th governor at noon Jan. 10 at the Capitol, and a parade is planned for downtown Jackson that afternoon.