Melton Harris, District 2 Supervisor

  • Board of Supervisors


Melton Harris is a native of Grenada County. He is married to the former Portia J. Martini of Moss Point. Together, they have three children, Donise, Marcus and Melani. Harris is a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church


Harris graduated from Carrie Dotson High School in 1965.He earned a degree in mathematics and physics from Tougaloo College.


  • Board President for 2016 & 2011
  • Board Vice-President for 2010 & 2015
  • Jackson County Board of Supervisors elected for the 2008-2011 & 2012-2015 terms
  • Military Policeman in United States Army during the Vietnam Era, honorably discharged.
  • Retired from Chevron Refinery in 1999.

Community Affiliations

  • President of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus
  • Served as Executive Vice-Chairman and Vice Chairman of the State Democratic Party
  • Past Chairman of the Jackson County Democratic Executive Committee
  • Past Chairman of the Fourth Congressional District Democratic Executive Committee
  • Charter Member and Past President of Xi Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Member Of Masonic Lodge Valor 271
  • Life member of the NAACP
  • Member of SCLC
  • Member of Pascagoula Rotary
  • Past President of Pascagoula Jaycees
  • Past President of the Jackson/George Counties Association For Sickle Cell Disease
  • Served on the Pascagoula Recreation Committee
  • Coached youth soccer for 12 years

Award & Acknowledgements

  • Pascagoula Jaycee's Outstanding Young Man
  • Jaycee of the Year
  • Phi Beta Sigma Community Service Award
  • Pascagoula Business And Professional Women's Community Service Award
  • AKA Sorority, Inc. MLK Dreamer Award
  • NAACP Community Service Award
  • A. Phillip Randolph Community Service Award
  • Young Dem. of America Outstanding Service Award
  • Rust College Community Service Award
  • 2006 Democrat of the Year