District 1

Portrait of Barry Cumbest

Barry Cumbest

District 1 Supervisor

Phone: 228-769-3403


  • Board President in 2015 and 2020
  • Board Vice-President in 2014 and 2019
  • Jackson County Board of Supervisors elected for the 2012 to 2015 term
  • Manager and President of Cumbest Manufacturing Company 25 years
  • Worked in Maintenance for Mississippi Power Company
  • Worked in Real Estate and Construction
  • Assistant Manager Advance Auto Parts
Barry Cumbest sitting behind desk

Community Affiliations

  • Administrative Board Chairperson of at Caswell Springs UMC
  • Member of Caswell Springs United Methodist Church
  • Member of Mississippi Association of Supervisors


Barry Cumbest is married to Mary Hales Cumbest and have two children, Adam and Emily.


Barry graduated from East Central High School in 1973 and has attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.