Penny Payne, President 
MS Federation of Republican Women
Local Club: Harrison County Republican Women 

Penny Payne is a highly dedicated and accomplished individual who has made significant contributions to various Republican and community organizations in Mississippi. Her involvement spans across political, religious, and charitable sectors, showcasing her commitment to serving her community in multiple capacities.

In her political engagement, Penny has held prominent roles within the Mississippi Federation of Republican Women (MFRW). Her journey within the MFRW has seen her progression from serving as the MFRW Secretary, MFRW Third Vice President, to her current position as the MFRW President. In addition to her responsibilities within the MFRW, Penny has also actively participated in committees such as the NFRW Fundraising Committee, MFRW Legislative Day Committee, and MFRW Convention Committee. Her involvement also extends to the Harrison County Republican Executive Committee, where she serves on several sub-committees.

Penny's commitment to Republican ideals is further demonstrated through her leadership, as the immediate Past President of the Harrison County Republican Women (HCRW), serving in that capacity since January 2017.  She has a long-standing history with HCRW, having been a member since 1986. Her dedication is evident in her prior role as the Secretary of HCRW from 2013 to 2016. Throughout her time with HCRW, she has chaired and served on various committees, contributing significantly to the organization's activities and growth.

Outside of her political involvement, Penny is an active member of her community and her church. With a Master of Arts in Theology, she and her husband, Greg, serve as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Co-Coordinators for the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Her commitment to her faith is evident through her roles as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, a member of the Pastoral Council, the Liturgical and Spiritual Life Committee, the Vocations Committee, and as a Minister of the Sick.

Penny's dedication to charitable work extends beyond her church involvement. She volunteers for various non-profit organizations, including the Gulfport Historical Society and the Fellowship Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her involvement with these organizations highlights her commitment to preserving local history and promoting charitable causes.

Professionally, Penny is a nationally certified paralegal employed by Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, showcasing her expertise in the legal field.

Overall, Penny Payne's extensive involvement in political, religious, charitable, and professional organizations reflects her passion for contributing to her community in a variety of meaningful ways. Her dedication, leadership, and diverse skill set make her a valued and respected individual within the Mississippi Gulf Coast region.

Penny is married to Gregory Payne, and they live in Biloxi with their fur babies and her mom, Elizabeth Baker.