Gunn’s actions speak well of him

Philip Gunn, the new speaker of the house, is taking a refreshing approach to managing the lower chamber of the Mississippi Legislature.

When the Republican from Clinton announced who would chair 40 committees, 10 of those named were Democrats. That’s a sharp break from the former Democratic speaker, who had ousted all his Republicans chairmen.

Gunn also was generous to the Coast, increasing from five to eight the number of South Mississippians chairing a committee.

Sun Herald
1/24/12