Sen. Michael Watson, R-Pascagoula Credit: Gil Ford Photography

A native of Pascagoula, Michael Watson Jr. has represented District 51 in the Mississippi Senate since 2008.

After graduating from Pascagoula High School, Watson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi.

Watson’s involvement in Mississippi politics began with an internship under then-U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Trent Lott, in 1999. Watson operates his own legal firm, Watson Legal, PLLC.

Watson and his family – his wife Lauren and their three daughters, Gracie Pierce, Annie and Cora Elizabeth – live in Hurley and attend attend First Presbyterian Church in Pascagoula.

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