Rebecca's Story


Rebecca Powers has served the people of Harrison County as their District Two Supervisor (Board President) since 2020.


As a journalist, Rebecca gained first-hand knowledge of the issues impacting our community and what matters most to our residents. A strong advocate for mental health and children’s rights, Rebecca is a watchdog protecting those who are most vulnerable. During her first term representing District Two, Rebecca continued this passion by creating Friends of the Court (Now being studied by other county judges across the state who want FOC’s in their courtrooms).

In her first three years in office, Rebecca’s fiscal management style identified and saved taxpayers millions of dollars. She and her staff paved more roads in three years than in the past decade! She created the Harrison County Advocacy Center, an outdoor 4H program for children, the largest Dog Park in Mississippi, and helped improve the forensic interview process of abused children


Fun Facts About Rebecca Powers

  • South Mississippi’s most recognized voice is WLOX’s long-time former News Anchor Rebecca Powers.
  • Throughout her career, Powers was honored to receive the highly coveted Peabody Award, an Edward R. Murrow, a Humanitarian Emmy, and 12 Associated Press awards for journalistic excellence.
  • As a former guest co-host on ABC’s The View, Powers uses her broad spanning appeal for causes to promote economic growth for her community and is a watchdog for legislation that affects the protection of children and families.
  • Graduated UNO with a bachelor degree in Political Science
  • WLOX News Producer, Reporter and Anchor 1996-2014
  • News Director – Mississippi Media Radio Group 1998-2001
  • Owner of Rebecca Powers Media and Newk’s in Gulfport


  • Harrison County Emergency Shelter for Youth Court
  • CASA of Harrison County-Court Appointed Special Advocates for children
  • March of Dimes
  • Alabama-Mississippi Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Bacot McCarty Foundation
  • Gulf Coast Down Syndrome Society
  • The Dream Program
  • Gulf Coast Chapter American Heart Association
  • Mental Health Association of South Mississippi
  • United Way
  • Gulf Coast Chapter American Red Cross
  • Junior Miss Club leadership development
  • Leadership Gulf Coast Graduate-2004


Harrison County District Two Supervisor

Worked closely with Harrison County Development Commission to bring industry and high paying jobs
Consolidated and streamlined all County Services for citizen accessibility
Paved record number of roads
Championed pay raises for all law enforcement
Revamped the Harrison County website to be more accessible and user-friendly
Identified and acquired MDEQ grant to test for and clean water and soil contamination
Evaluated and improved several County buildings
Tore down dilapidated building that tax dollars were still paying insurance for
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