Ryan will be the first openly LGBTQ state official in Mississippi
Ryan Brown began his tenure at the Mississippi Public Service Commission in January 2016 where he serves as Central District Deputy Commissioner.
Prior to the Public Service Commission, Ryan served as Policy Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Services from 2012-2015.
Throughout his career, Ryan worked for a number of policymakers such as Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad, Virginia Congressman Glenn Nye, and New York Congresswoman Kathleen Hochul.
Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi and his Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from Jackson State University. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Millsaps College in Jackson.
He is a member of Word of Life Church in Flowood and resides in the Fannin community of Rankin County.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Ryan will be the first openly LGBTQ state official in Mississippi.