FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2007
GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS MCDONALD TO MISSISSIPPI HOME CORPORATION BOARD
(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour has announced the appointment of Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald, of Picayune, to the Mississippi Home Corporation board, which works to provide every Mississippian with an opportunity for safe, decent affordable housing.
“I’m pleased Buddy has accepted this role and look forward to working with him as we continue to address the issue of providing affordable housing, particularly in coastal communities,” Governor Barbour said.
McDonald is a partner with the McDonald & Patch PLLC law firm. Previously, he served as Picayune’s municipal judge and city attorney; Pearl River County’s prosecuting attorney; and assistant district attorney and district attorney in the 15th Circuit Court (Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, and Pearl River Counties). A Mississippi Bar Foundation Fellow, McDonald is a past commissioner of the Mississippi State Board of Bar Commissioners, past director of the Mississippi Prosecutors Association, and past director of the National District Attorneys Association. He is a member and past president of the Picayune Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.
McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and a juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law. He and his wife, Suzy, have two sons, Hugh and Neil. McDonald also has two stepdaughters, Emily and Erin.