District 2 Supervisor
Doug Anderson was first elected to office in 1976 as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. In 1980, he was elected to the Mississippi State Senate where he served District 27 until 1992. In November of 1993, he was elected to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors where he currently represents the 2nd District. Prior to being elected to public office, Mr. Anderson served as an educator from 1965-87 in the Meridian Public Schools, Jackson Public Schools and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Jackson State University.
With a reputation for candor and independence, Mr. Anderson is best known for his strong, issue-oriented style and his commitment to community empowerment. Noted for tenacious, effective leadership in the fight against higher taxes, Mr. Anderson has a legislative history of standing up for the underprivileged citizen against almost insurmountable odds.
Since being elected to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, Mr. Anderson has developed a reputation as a watchdog for taxpayers' dollars, an advocate for fiscal responsibility, and "good government". Mr. Anderson is committed to eliminating government waste and providing stronger programs in housing, education, law enforcement and health services.
Doug is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and the eleventh of twelve children. He is a graduate of Jackson Public Schools and Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and received a Masters Degree from Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma.   He has done further studies at the University of Montana.
Doug is married to the former Josephine Funches and has three children, Denise, Doug Jr., and Jackie.
Doug is affiliated with Cade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
In the House Of Representatives he served on the various committees:
In the Senate, he served on various committees including:
In 1976-1980 he was appointed by the Governor
Outstanding Achievements in Mississippi State Government,
The red area on the map indicates boundaries for District 2.