Vince Mangold

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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
Copiah County

Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Michelle Lofton Mangold
Children Anna Mangold

Russ Michael Mangold (deceased)

Residence Brookhaven
Lincoln County
Alma mater Hazlehurst High School

Copiah-Lincoln Community College
University of Southern Mississippi

Occupation Farmer
Religion Baptist

Vincent Mangold, known as Vince Mangold (born July 22, 1964), is a farmer from Brookhaven, Mississippi, who has been since 2016 a Republican state representative for District 53, which encompasses Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Pike counties in the southwestern portion of his state.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[2] 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.[4]

See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:


  1. Vince Mangold. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vince Mangold's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  3. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  4. Vince Mangold's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.