Brandon Presley
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Brandon Presley
Brandon Presley was the 2023 Democratic nominee for Governor of Mississippi and most recently served on the Mississippi Public Service Commission for 16 years.

Presley was first elected to the Public Service Commission of Mississippi in 2007, was re-elected in 2011, 2015, and, in 2019, without opposition. Elected to the Public Service Commission at age 30, Presley was the youngest Commissioner ever elected in Mississippi. Prior to his election to the Public Service Commission, he served as Mayor of his hometown of Nettleton from 2001 to 2007. Having been elected at the age of 23, he became one of the youngest mayors in Mississippi’s history.

Presley was elected in 2019 President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), which is composed of regulatory commissioners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. He has also served as President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, which is composed of Public Service Commissioners from the eleven (11) Southern States and Puerto Rico.

Presley was twice named as one of the top 50 influential Mississippians by “Y’all Politics.” He also served on the advisory committee for New Mexico’s State University Center for Public Utilities and served two terms on the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Advisory Council. He is also a past member of the Financial Research Institute Advisory Board and a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School program for State and Local Government Executives.

Brandon Presley, 46, is a lifelong resident of Nettleton, Mississippi, where he and his wife, Katelyn, are members of the Nettleton First Methodist Community Church. He is past-President and current member of the Nettleton Lions Club and is a member of the Nettleton Civitan Club.