Governor-elect Phil Bryant Announces Inaugural Theme, Co-Chairs and Website

“Rising Together” to be the theme for the inauguration of Mississippi’s 64th Governor

JACKSON — Governor-elect Phil Bryant announced today the theme of his inauguration, which will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. The inaugural theme will be “Rising Together.” In addition, Bryant announced the three Co-Chairs of his inaugural committee as well as a new website to provide information about inaugural activities.

“Our inaugural theme is ‘Rising Together’ because that’s how we must address the challenges we face now and in the future,” said Governor-elect Bryant. “By working together, no matter what region of the state or political affiliation, we can move Mississippi in the right direction to provide more opportunities for everyone.”

Governor-elect Bryant has named three distinguished Mississippians as Co-Chairs of his inaugural committee.

The Co-Chairs are:

• Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader;
• Don Halle, President of Gulf Commercial Construction;
• Rita Wray, Deputy Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration.

Other Mississippians will be included on the inaugural committee.

A website has been launched to provide more details about upcoming inaugural events. The website is and it includes initial information about the inaugural events as well as an e-mail sign up to receive updates and news about tickets for the inaugural ball.

As part of the Inauguration Day there will be a prayer breakfast, First Lady’s Tea, the swearing-in ceremony, a parade and the inaugural ball. More details about the schedule of Inauguration Day will be announced in the near future.

Gov-elect Phil Bryant Press Release