|Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce|
|Preceded by||Lester Spell|
|Member of the Mississippi Senate
from the 39th district
2000 - 2012
|Succeeded by||Sally Doty|
|Spouse(s)||Michael L. Smith|
|Alma mater||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Occupation||Cattle Farmer, Congressional Affairs Consultant|
Cindy Hyde-Smith is the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. She took office in January 2012 and is the first woman to hold the position. Prior to serving as Agriculture Commissioner, Hyde-Smith was a member of the Mississippi Senate for three terms, holding the position of Senate Agriculture Committee chair for eight years.
Hyde-Smith was a member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 39th District from 2000 to 2012. In 2010, during her tenure in the Senate, she switched parties from Democratic to Republican. Senator Hyde-Smith served as chair of the Senate Agriculture committee since 2004 and was a member of Appropriations, Constitution, Corrections, Elections, Forestry, Public Health and Welfare, Veterans and Military Affairs, and Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks committees. She was also Vice Chairman of the National Agriculture Committee of State Legislators.
She is a member of the American Cancer Society, the Junior Auxiliary, Hospice, the Mississippi Cattleman's Association, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, the National Rifle Association, Mississippi National Guard Legislative Caucus, and the Copiah Lincoln Community College Foundation Board.
Senator Hyde-Smith is the daughter of the late Luther Hyde and Lorraine. She grew up in Monticello, Mississippi. She graduated from Copiah-Lincoln Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi. She is married to a cattle farmer, Mike, and they have one daughter, Anna Michael. They are active members of Macedonia Baptist Church.
|Mississippi State Senate 39th District Democratic Primary Election, 2003|
|Demcoratic||Cindy Hyde-Smith (inc.)||11,944||65.47|
|Democratic||W. L. Rayborn||6,299||34.53|
|Mississippi State Senate 39th District Election, 2003|
|Democratic||Cindy Hyde-Smith (inc.)||18,091||100.00|
|Mississippi State Senate 39th District Election, 2007|
|Democratic||Cindy Hyde-Smith (inc.)||12,844||79.45|
|Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Republican Primary Election, 2011|
|Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Election, 2011|
|Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Election, 2015|
|Republican||Cindy Hyde-Smith (inc.)||433,295||61.47|
|Democratic||Addie Lee Green||256,766||36.43|
- "Hyde-Smith elected Miss. agriculture commissioner". WLOX. Biloxi. AP.
- Vote for Cindy Hyde-Smith for Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Official Campaign Website
- MDAC Commissioner Biography Official Government Website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS) profile
- Follow the Money - Cindy Hyde-Smith