William Gardner Hewes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Billy Hewes
Member of the Mississippi Senate
from the 49th district
In office
January, 1992 – January, 2012
Mississippi Senate President pro tempore
In office
January, 2008 – January, 2012
Personal details
Born (1961-10-27) October 27, 1961 (age 53)
New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Paula Hewes
Residence Gulfport, Mississippi
Alma mater University of Southern Mississippi
Occupation State legislator; Insurance agent; Real estate broker
Religion Roman Catholic

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[edit]

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.[1]

Mississippi State Senate[edit]

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.[1]

2011 Lieutenant Governor race[edit]

Hewes was an unsuccessful candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi.[2]


External links[edit]