Jenifer B. Branning

Jenifer Branning is a practicing attorney from Philadelphia, Mississippi. An honors graduate of
Leake Academy and Mississippi State University with a B. A. in Business Administration, she also
attended the M.B.A. program at Mississippi State University. Jenifer had the privilege of clerking for the
Mississippi Secretary of State, Division of Business Regulation and Enforcement in 2003-2004. Since
graduating law school from Mississippi College School of Law in 2004, she has been serving clients all
over central Mississippi in the areas of business and real estate transactions. She formed Branning Law
Firm, P. A. in 2006, and has been practicing in the Philadelphia, MS area since that time where she
focuses on residential and commercial real estate transactions, along with business transactional work
and estate planning.

Jenifer has served as a State Senator for the 18th district since 2016, which encompasses all of
Neshoba County and portions of Leake and Winston Counties. In the Senate, she serves as Chair of the
Highways and Transportation committee and Vice-Chair of the Government Structure Committee. In
previous years, she served as Chair of the Elections committee, Vice-Chair of the Forestry Committee,
and as Chair of various Appropriations sub-committees. She has also served on the MS Prepaid College
Tuition Board, the MS Women’s Task Force and the Southern Legislative Conference committee on
Economic Development, Transportation and Cultural Affairs.

She was named 2018 Legislator of the Year by the MS Forestry Association, the 2019 Legislator
of the Year by the MS Soil and Water Conservation Commission and received the Friend of Agriculture
Award from Farm Bureau in 2021. As a strong pro-life legislator, she was an avid supporter of the
Mississippi law which led to the overturn of Roe v. Wade. She was one of only a few legislators invited
by the MS Attorney General to attend the rally in Washington, DC that preceded the oral arguments
before the United State Supreme Court in December of 2021.

Her top legislative priorities include promoting an environment to encourage job creation and
economic development, while protecting our God-given fundamental rights. Her greatest
accomplishment is being the mother of three boys – Ethan age 20, Ellis age 18 and Evan age 12. Jenifer
and her husband Chancy place top priority on faith and family life and are very active in their church and