Staff Bios

James F. "Ted" Booth

Executive Director
Staff Counsel, Redistricting/Reapportionment Committee
Licensed to practice law in Mississippi​
Master of Management, Northwestern University
Juris Doctor, Tulane University
Bachelor of Arts in History, Tulane University
PEER employee since 1984

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Staff

Kirby Arinder

Chief Information Officer
Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University of Virginia
Master of Arts in Philosophy, University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology, University of Richmond
PEER employee since 2015

Tracy K. Bobo

Chief Archivist/Editor
Master of Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi
Master of Arts in English, Jacksonville State University
Bachelor of Arts in English and History, Jacksonville State University
PEER employee since 1999

Kim Cummins

Analyst
Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi
PEER employee since 1999

Jordan Dillon

Analyst
Master of Business Administration in Accounting, Mississippi College
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting), Mississippi College
PEER employee since 2021

Matthew Dry

Senior Analyst/Corrections Auditor
Juris Doctor, Mississippi College School of Law
Master of Public Policy and Administration, Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Mississippi State University
PEER employee since 2011

Lonnie A. Edgar, Jr.

Deputy Director
Master of Public Health, University of Southern Mississippi
Bachelor of Science in Polymer Science, University of Southern Mississippi
PEER employee since 2005

Stephanie Harris

Administrative Assistant
Associate in Office Management, Southern Technical College
Certification in Administrative Services, Mississippi State Personnel Board
PEER employee since 2021

Matthew R. Holmes

Lead Analyst
Master of Business Administration, University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, University of Mississippi
PEER employee since 2006​

Drew Johnson

Analyst
Master of Business Administration, University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, University of Mississippi
PEER employee since 2021

Hannah Jane LeDuff

Editor/Publications
Master of Arts in English, University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Southern Mississippi
PEER employee since 2021​

Billy Loper

Analyst
Master of Arts in American History, University of Southern Mississippi
Master's Certificate in Public History, University of Southern Mississippi
Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Southern Mississippi
Associate of Arts in History, Jones County Junior College
PEER employee since 2021​​

Debra Monroe-Lax

Analyst
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration, Jackson State University​
Master of Public Administration, Indiana State University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Jackson State University
PEER employee since 2018

Taylor Mullins

Analyst
Master of Public Policy and Administration, Mississippi State University​
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Mississippi State University
PEER employee since 2018

Barton Norfleet

General Counsel, PEER Committee
Licensed to practice law in Mississippi
Juris Doctor, University of Mississippi School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in English and Biology, University of Mississippi
PEER employee since 2014

David J. Pray

Principal Analyst
Certified Public Accountant
Master of Business Administration, Mississippi College
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Mississippi
PEER employee since 1995

Jennifer Sebren

Deputy Director
Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Mississippi College
PEER employee since 2006

Meri Clare Ringer

Lead Analyst
Master of Business Administration, Mississippi College
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Mississippi College
PEER employee since 2014

Gale Taylor

Finance/Human Resources Administrator
Bachelor of Science in Speech Education, Jackson State University
PEER employee since 1999

​​​Sarah Williamson

Senior Analyst
Licensed to practice law in Mississippi

Juris Doctor, University of Mississippi School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, Tulane University
PEER employee since 2013

Julie Winkeljohn

Senior Analyst
Master of Theological Studies, Spring Hill College
Master of Business Administration, Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Mississippi State University
PEER employee from 1999-2001, since 2011

Ray Wright

Lead Analyst
Master of Business Administration, Mississippi College
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Mississippi College
PEER employee since 2013

Redistricting/Reapportionment Staff

Ben Collins

GIS Operations Coordinator
Geographic Information Systems Certification

Master of Science in Counseling, Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Mississippi State University
Redistricting/Reapportionment employee since 2007

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