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March 17, 2006




(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Judge Randy “Bubba” Pierce, of Leakesville, to the Mississippi Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. This committee is responsible for overseeing the distribution and use of federal juvenile justice funds to support youth development programs and improvements to the state’s juvenile justice system.


“I know Randy to be a man of integrity and high moral character,” Governor Barbour said. “He will be an asset to the Juvenile Justice Committee and will serve the citizens of Mississippi well in this capacity.”


Currently, Judge Pierce is a Chancery Court Judge for the Sixteenth Chancery Court District (Jackson, George and Greene Counties). He is a CPA and former State Representative for District 105 in the Mississippi Legislature, where he served as chairman of the House Education Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Education. He also served on the Corrections, Forestry, and Judiciary committees.


Judge Pierce attended Jones County Junior College, eventually transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He then became a certified public accountant before receiving his master’s degree in business administration from USM. Later, Judge Pierce attended and graduated from Ole Miss Law School where he served as president of the Law School Student Body. He is a member of Mississippi Bar, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of American Certified Public Accountants.


Judge Pierce has been married to the former Gayla Smith for 22 years. They have three children, Tiffany, Brantley, and Anna Grace, and one grandson, Jaxon Rayborn.