|Vincent "Vince" Mangold|
Mississippi State Representative
for District 53 (Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence,
Lincoln, and Pike counties)
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Robert "Bobby" Moak|
|Born|| July 22, 1964|
Clark Air Force Base, Philippines
Official residence was Hazlehurst
|Spouse(s)||Michelle Lofton Mangold|
|Children|| Anna Mangold|
Russ Michael Mangold (deceased)
|Alma mater|| Hazlehurst High School|
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Vincent Mangold, known as Vince Mangold (born July 22, 1964), is a farmer from Brookhaven, Mississippi, who is a Republican state representative for District 53, which encompasses Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Pike counties in the southwestern portion of his state.
A native of Hazlehurst in Copiah County, Mangold graduated from Hazlehurst High School, the Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi, and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Since 1995, he owned Mangold Farms. He is a former insurance agent and has been the sales manager of Hazlehurst Lumber. He is a deacon in the Fair River Baptist Church in Brookhaven, which was established in 1815, well before the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Mangold ran unopposed in the 2015 Republican legislative primary. In the general election, he toppled the Democrat incumbent, Robert "Bobby" Moak (born 1958), 4,389 votes (55.9 percent) to 3,460 (44.1 percent). The representative since 1984, Moak (born 1958) is an attorney in the municipal hamlet of Bogue Chitto in Lincoln County. he was the House Democratic Leader when defeated by Mangold.
Mangold serves on these House committees: (1) Agriculture (chairman), (2) Conservation and Water Resources, (3) Education, (4) Forestry, (5) Marine Resources, (6) Military Affairs, (7) Transportation, and Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. In 2016, Representative Mangold voted to prohibit dismemberment abortions. He co-sponsored the measure to expand exemptions for compulsory school vaccinations. He voted to grant civil and criminal immunity to those reporting what they believe are instances of terrorism. He supported legislation to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms for the overall protection of the congregation. He voted to guarantee protections for religious beliefs and matters of moral conscience. In 2017, he 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.
Other Mississippi Republican state House members:
- William Tracy Arnold
- Dana Criswell
- Steve Hopkins
- Trey Lamar
- Shane Aguirre
- Jeff Hale
- Dan Eubanks
- Robert Foster
- Ashley Henley
- Rob Roberson
- Karl Oliver
- Bill Kinkade
- Brent Powell
- Cory Wilson
- William Shirley
- Shane Barnett
- Chris Johnson
- Noah Sanford
- Timmy Ladner
- Patricia Willis
- Brad Touchstone
- Roun McNeal
- Doug McLeod
- Charles Busby
- Scott DeLano
- Greg Haney
- Vince Mangold. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
- Vince Mangold's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
- General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
- Vince Mangold's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.