A sixth generation Mississippian, Brent Bailey currently serves as state activities coordinator with the 25x’25 Alliance, an effort pushing for America to get 25 percent of its energy from renewable resources by 2025.

A graduate of Carthage High School, Bailey earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Mississippi State University. He received the MSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Achievement Award for contributions to the economic viability of the state agriculture and forestry sectors.

Bailey is a member of the Mississippi Farm Bureau, Barnett Reservoir Foundation and the National Rifle Association. He and his wife Rhonda live in Madison County.

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