William Gardner Hewes
|Member of the Mississippi Senate
from the 49th district
January, 1992 – January, 2012
|Mississippi Senate President pro tempore|
January, 2008 – January, 2012
October 27, 1961 |
New Iberia, Louisiana
|Alma mater||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Occupation||State legislator; Insurance agent; Real estate broker|
William Gardner "Billy" Hewes III is a Republican politician. He is the mayor of Gulfport, Mississippi and the former President pro tempore of the Mississippi State Senate. He was born in New Iberia, Louisiana and currently lives in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Education and Personal Life
Hewes is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He is married to the former Paula Morton and lives with his family in Gulfport, Mississippi. He is an outdoors enthusiast and avid musician and serves on the Mississippi Blues Commission.
Mississippi State Senate
Senator Hewes represented District 49, Harrison County, Mississippi. He served that district from his election in 1992 until 2012. He serveed as president pro tempore of the Mississippi State Senate from 2008 until 2012. He was the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, and served on the Business and Financial Institutions; Compilation, Revision and Publication; Elections; Environment Protection, Conservation and Water Res; Ethics; Finance; Highways and Transportation; Housing; Insurance; Legislative Budget; Municipalities; Ports and Marine Resources; and Public Health and Welfare committees.
2011 Lieutenant Governor Race
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