|Get to know Brice|
Brice Wiggins was elected on August 2, 2011, taking office on January 1, 2012, as State Senator representing District 52 covering south Jackson County. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves named Brice Chairman of the Senate Ports and Marine Resources Committee, a rare feat for a freshman Senator. He also serves on the Appropriations, Judiciary B (Secretary), Education (Secretary), Corrections, Public Health and Welfare and Legislative Redistricting Committees. Governor Phil Bryant appointed Brice Chairman of the Eco-Restore Committee of the GoCoast 2020 Commission, charged with developing a plan for the future of the Gulf Coast upon receiving funds from the BP Oil Spill. For his work in the Senate protecting and fighting for abused children, the National Children’s Alliance in Washington, D.C. awarded Brice its 2012 Rep. Bud Cramer Award and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi awarded Brice one of its fine 2012 Champions of Children Awards.
Brice, 40, has life-long ties to the Jackson County area. He attended Pascagoula public schools, graduating from Pascagoula High School in 1989. Brice received his B.A. degree from Tulane University in 1993 and his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 1998. Between college and law school Brice worked in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide to Congressman Gene Taylor. After graduating from law school, Brice practiced law with Colingo, Williams, Heidelberg, Steinberger & McElhaney, P.A., focusing on general defense litigation, including medical malpractice defense. In 2003, Brice became the Youth Court prosecutor for Jackson County Youth Court where he prosecuted individuals charged with abusing and neglecting children as well as juveniles charged with crimes. In 2004, Brice joined the Office of the District Attorney for the 19th Judicial District, District Attorney Tony Lawrence, where he prosecuted all felony criminal cases including murders, armed robberies, burglaries, sexual assaults against children and adults, drugs and property crimes. In the District Attorney’s Office, Brice operated the grand jury and participated in the Safe Kids, Safe Streets program assisting in presenting programs to students and parents on internet safety and the effects of drugs on kids. In December 2010, Brice resigned from the D.A.’s Office to run for the Mississippi Senate and open his own practice, Wiggins Law, PLLC, where he handles general litigation, family law, corporate law and handling cases in municipal courts.
Brice has been active in many areas of the community serving as President, Vice-President and Treasurer and President and Vice-President of, respectively, the Jackson County Bar Association and Jackson County Young Lawyers Association. Brice has also served as a co-coach of Resurrection Catholic High School’s Mock Trial Team, guiding the team to a second place finish in the state in 2008. Brice has coached Resurrection High School boys and girls soccer and is immediate past-president of the Singing River Soccer Club, currently sitting on its board while also coaching. Brice is founding Chairman of the Pascagoula Excel By 5 Coalition and has succeeded in developing Pascagoula into the largest Excel By 5 certified community in Mississippi. Through this program, Pascagoula is recognized as having put in place resources and personnel to provide high-level early education to its children and families.
Brice and his family are lifelong members of Eastlawn United Methodist Church where he served as Administrative Council President in 2003-2004 and presently serves on the Finance Committee and the Daycare Committee. He is married to Heather and they have two children, Landon, 10, and Grace, 7.
The Committee to Elect Brice Wiggins
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