Governor Phil Bryant appoints Rep. Herb Frierson Commissioner of Revenue

Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Rep. Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, commissioner of revenue. Frierson’s appointment is effective July 1, 2016.

As commissioner of revenue, Frierson will oversee the Department of Revenue, the agency primarily responsible for collecting taxes that support state and local government.

Frierson has served in the Legislature since 1992, representing District 106, which includes parts of Pearl River and Lamar Counties. He has been chairman of the House Appropriations Committee since 2012. He also sits on the Education, Performance-based Budgeting, Revenue and Expenditure General Bills, Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and Workforce Development committees.

“I’m very excited about the challenge and look forward to continuing public service,” Frierson said. “I’ll miss the House of Representatives, but it’s time to move on, and this is the perfect opportunity. I thank Gov. Bryant, my 1992 House of Representatives classmate, for this appointment.”

Frierson is a real estate appraiser. He is affiliated with the National Wild Turkey Federation and is a member of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses Executive Council.

“As appropriations chairman, Rep. Frierson has been a big part of shaping a responsible budget that meets current needs and adequately prepares for the future,” Gov. Bryant said. “I know that conscientious work will continue upon his assuming leadership of DOR. I can think of no one better prepared to oversee the state’s revenue collections, and I am delighted he has agreed to accept this appointment.”

Frierson and his wife, Cheryl Ann, live in Poplarville. They have two children, Lara and Eli.

Gov. Phil Bryant Press Release