Mississippi State Treasurer

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 05, 2019

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2019


The Treasurer of the State of Mississippi is the chief financial officer of the government of Mississippi. The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds by investing and maintaining the state budget. The department's main purpose is to invest state funds, to disburse funds for local bonds and taxes as needed, to ensure records are kept of all money transactions, to distribute unclaimed property as needed and make payments for the state as needed. The treasurer is elected every four years. The duties of the treasurer are detailed in the Mississippi Code and listed on the treasurer's website and are as follows: To invest and account for general, special, clearing and special purpose investment funds, as well as bond proceeds, according to specific legislated authorization and direction; To account for and invest trust funds in the custody of the Treasurer; To account for and disburse funds for scheduled payments on bonded indebtedness; To prepare all reports and maintain all records required by the Federal Tax Reform Act for calculating any required arbitrage rebate; To distribute proportionate tax revenues to counties, cities, and other taxing districts of the State; To monitor the cash position of all Treasury funds to insure that cash balances are invested immediately and sufficient cash balances are on hand to pay obligations as they become due; To provide a cash flow projection for the timing of receipts and disbursements; To identify and recommend to other state agencies the use of cash management techniques which speed collection and increase earnings on investment balances; etc.. The salary for this position is $90,000/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Mississippi Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, and if you plan to run as an independent a nominating petition form. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions as the filing window will differ from the independent candidate filing window. 3) If you plan to run as an independent candidate, submit the nominating certificate with the stipulated amount of verified signatures to the Mississippi Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required nominating petition signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independents is 60 days before the general election and signatures may not be collected before January 1st the year of the election. The Mississippi Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Mississippi Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 1-800-829-6786 and the 2016 Mississippi Elections Candidate Qualifying Guide can be found here: https://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Documents/2016%20Candidate%20Qualifying%20Guide%20fixed.pdf

Submit application to:
Mississippi Secretary of State , 401 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS, 39201, US