I believe in our God given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  I will always support  our conservative Mississippi principles including individual freedom, personal responsibility, and free economic policies.  Government cannot, should not, and will not ever be the solution to problems facing everyday hardworking Mississippi families.  I believe policies that promote economic prosperity, low taxes, quality education, and public safety will provide all Mississippians with the opportunity for a better quality of life and financial security.  These policies will encourage business expansion and attract new businesses that will have a long-term positive effect on our district.

I humbly ask for your vote in the Republican Primary on August 6, 2019 and pledge to work every day representing you and the interests of our district as your next State Representative for District 95.

Thank You,


Proven Leadership 


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Jay and his wife of 23 years, the former Melinda Parker, with their children Peyton and Regan.


About Jay

Jay McKnight is a small business owner and conservative who lives and works in District 95.  Jay will be a citizen legislator who will work continuously to ensure our Mississippi values are protected.

  • Owner Jay McKnight Properties (Owner/Broker)

  • Owner John Jay Construction

  • Member of St. Ann's Catholic Church


  • MS Secretary of State (Field Representative)

  • MS Office of State Auditor (Investigator)

  • MS Public Service Commission (Chief of Staff)

  • Harrison County Sheriff Department (Investigator)



  • National Association of Realtors (Member)

  • Rotarian (2 x Paul Harris Fellow, Past President)

  • Coast Young Professionals (Past Member)

  • Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce (Past Board Member)

  • Harrison County School District Dropout Prevention (Member)

  • Harrison/Hancock Youth Association (Past President, Board Member)

  • Harrison County Republican Club (Member)

  • Knights of Columbus (Council 9958)

  • Harrison & Hancock County Republican Women's Club (Associate Member)

  • NRA/Ducks Unlimited/NWTF (Member)

issues facing district 95

  • Taxes

  • Education

  • Economic Development

  • Roads/Bridges

  • Public Safety

  • BP Oil Spill Settlement






22160 Hwy 53, Gulfport, MS 39503

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