Mayor of the City of Magnolia, MS |
Anthony Witherspoon hurdled the obstacle of being formerly incarcerated to become Mayor of the City of Magnolia, Mississippi on July 1, 2014. He is married to MS State Senator Tammy Witherspoon. Mayor Witherspoon serves as an Executive Board Member for the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP, and is recent past president of the McComb/Pike County Branch of the NAACP. He was previously employed with the ACLU of Mississippi as the Criminal Justice Community Organizer, and as the Criminal Justice Program Director for One Voice Public Policy Institute of Jackson, Mississippi. Anthony also serves as the President of the Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Belhaven University and a Master’s in Public Administration also from Belhaven University. Mayor Witherspoon is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Jackson State University in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Degree Program.