Rep. Jody Steverson (D-Ripley) Switches Parties

Jackson, MS—Speaker Philip Gunn today confirmed that Representative Jody Steverson, a Democrat from Ripley, Miss., has joined the Republican Party.

“We are pleased with Rep. Steverson’s decision,” said Speaker Gunn. “His views and ideology closely align with those of the Republican Party. We look forward to continuing our work together.”

Rep. Steverson is a business owner in Ripley, Miss. On Tuesday, he ran unopposed and was reelected to a second term.

“I am honored to join the Republican Party,” said Rep. Steverson. “I want to be a part of the progression of Mississippi. I’ve always been conservative in my voting record concerning social issues like Second Amendment rights. My views line up closer with those of the Republican Party. With this switch, I know I will be able to better help my constituents of Tippah County in House District 4.”

The 131st Legislative Session begins on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.