Cecil Brown

501 North West Street Suite 201A
Jackson, MS 39201

Cecil Brown

Public Service Commissioner - Central District

Biographical Information

Cecil Brown was elected as the Central District Public Service Commissioner in November 2015.

Commissioner Brown was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He earned scholarships to the University of Mississippi to study English and Mathematics, and the University of Texas, where he received his Master's Degree in accounting.

When he joined the governor's staff 24 years ago, Commissioner Brown quickly gained a reputation as someone who would give sound, honest advice. His knowledge of accounting allowed him to evaluate intricate budgets and offer insight into the best route to take through the process. Because of his depth of knowledge and passion for Mississippi, Brown has served seven years as Chairman of the Education Committee and eight years as a member of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee during his 15 years as a State Representative. He has championed accountability measures and tougher standards for Mississippi schools and worked to do what is best for the people of Mississippi.

Commissioner Brown's wife Nancy is a public school teacher, and together they have four children and seven grandchildren.