Greg Haney

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Gregory Scott "Greg" Haney

Mississippi State Representative
for District 118 (Harrison County)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 2012
Preceded by Roger Ishee 
Succeeded by  

Born September 5, 1959
Clarksdale
Coahoma County
Mississippi
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rhonda B. Haney 
Children Scott, Sean, and Luke Haney 
Residence Gulfport
Harrison County
Mississippi
Alma mater East Gulfport High School
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
University of Southern Mississippi
Occupation Real estate broker 
Religion Baptist

Gregory Scott Haney, known as Greg Haney (born September 5, 1959), is a real estate broker in Gulfport on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, who is the Republican state representative for District 118 in Harrison County.[1]

A native of Clarkdsdale in the Mississippi Delta, Haney graduated from East Gulfport High School and studied at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston in Stone County and at the  University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.[2] He is employed by Champions Real Estate in Gulfport. A Baptist,[1] he and his wife, Rhonda, have three grown sons.[2]

Haney unseated Republican Representative Roger Ishee (born 1930) in the 2011 Republican runoff primary held on August 23 [3] and then ran without opposition to claim the House seat in the November 8 general election.[4] In 2015, he defeated John McCay, who had also run for the seat in 2011, 2,482 (64.8 percent) to 1,347 (35.2 percent).[3] He was again unopposed in the general election of November 3, 2015.[5]

Haney sits on these House committees: (1)  Marine Resources (vice chairman), (2) Accountability, Efficiency, and Transparency, (3) Ports, Harbors, and Airports, (4) Tourism, and (5) Workforce Development.[2]

In 2012, Representative Haney voted to require photo identification as a condition for voting in Mississippi and supported the bill to permit prayer in Mississippi public schools. In 2013, he voted to make the position of state superintendent appointed, but the House rejected the conference report on the matter. In 2014, Haney voted to restrict abortions to twenty weeks of gestation and to permit "wrongful death" lawsuits when an unborn child is killed. In 2016, Haney voted against  dismemberment abortions. He voted to expand the list of exemptions for compulsory school vaccinations. He voted to grant civil and criminal immunity to those reporting what they believe are instances of terrorism. He voted to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms for the overall protection of the congregation. He supported the bill to guarantee within Mississippi protections for religious beliefs and matters of moral conscience. In 2017, Haney supported the legislation which authorizes additional methods of execution in Mississippi and co-sponsored the measure to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder. He voted to increase identification requirements for Medicaid.[6]


See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Greg Haney. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 16, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Greg Haney's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 16, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Greg Haney. Ballotpedia.org. Retrieved on October 16, 2017.
  4. Election Returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 16, 2017.
  5. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 16, 2017.
  6. Greg Haney's Voting Records. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 16, 2017.