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August 5, 2008




Longtime legislator resigns from Mississippi House of Representatives


(JACKSON, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour has named former Representative Daniel “Danny” Guice, Jr., of Ocean Springs, to the Mississippi State Parole Board. Guice, who represented District 114 in the Mississippi House of Representative since 1984, resigned his legislative position to fill a vacant four-year term on the state Parole Board.


The State Parole Board maintains a central registry of paroled inmates, including offender information such as name, address, photograph, crime for which paroled, and other information necessary to monitoring parolees.


“As a dedicated public servant, both as a former corrections officer and long-time legislator, Danny has served his state with honor and strong leadership,” Governor Barbour said. “I commend Danny on his record of service and look forward to his continued good works as a member of this very important board.”


Guice has extensive experience in the criminal justice sector, serving as a former corrections officer at the Mississippi Department of Corrections and former Jackson County Justice Court Judge from 1980 to 1984. During his 24 years in the Mississippi House, Guice served as a member of the Appropriations, Constitution, County Affairs, Fees and Salaries of Public Officers, and Marine Resources committees. Within his community, Guice served as coast director of the Associated General Contractors of Mississippi, a position he held from 1989 to 2008.


He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Guice holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is married to the former Janie Betrand.


Governor Barbour said he expects to call a special election in the near future to fill Guice’s unexpired term in the Legislature.