Grady Franklin "Gray" Tollison (born September 8, 1964) is a Republican member of the Mississippi Senate, representing District 9 since 1996. In January 2012, Tollison was appointed Chairman of the Senate Education Committee by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves. From 2004 until 2012, he served as Chairman of the Judiciary, Division “B” Committee under the leadership of Lt. Governor Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck. He also serves as a member of the Rules, Finance, Public Health and Welfare, Universities and Colleges, and Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committees.
|President pro tempore of the Mississippi Senate|
January 11, 2019 – January 7, 2020
|Preceded by||Terry C. Burton|
|Succeeded by||Dean Kirby|
|Member of the Mississippi Senate|
from the 9th district
January 2, 1996 – January 7, 2020
|Succeeded by||Nicole Boyd|
Grady Franklin Tollison
September 8, 1964
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (Before 2011)|
|Education||Rhodes College (BA)|
University of Mississippi, Oxford (JD)
Tollison switched to the Republican Party on November 11, 2011, two days after winning his fifth election as a Democrat in the Mississippi Senate. This occurred only after Mississippi Republicans seized the control of House of Representatives & State Senate for the first time since the 1800s.
Tollison is a graduate of Oxford High School, Rhodes College and the University of Mississippi School of Law.
- Mississippi State Senate - Gray Tollison official government website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Gray Tollison (MS) profile
- Follow the Money - Gray Tollison
- Gray Tollison For Senate Homepage
|Mississippi State Senate|
Terry C. Burton
| President pro tempore of the Mississippi Senate
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