Michael Lee's Priorities

michael lee at builders meeting 2021 bMichael Lee's priorities include: supporting law enforcement & first responders; supporting families and children; enhancing infrastructure through the thoughtful construction & renovation of roads and bridges;  ensuring quality of life.  


  • Small Business owner: Town Square Haircuts
  • 19 Years in law enforcement
  • Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy
  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  •  Auctioneer

Supporting Law Enforcement & First Responders

  • Supported placing School Resource Officers in all schools
  • Instrumental in the development of DeSoto County's first Swat Team
  • Worked to develop DeSoto County Sheriff's Department's motorcycle patrol unit
  • Championed a new facility for ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children)
  • Involved in overseeing the completion of the new Sheriff's Administration Building, Jail, and Juvenile Court.
  • Instrumental in overseeing the design and construction of the new Justice Court facility
  • Worked with developer to ensure land will be provided for a new fire station on Getwell road
  • Fire & EMA Committee
  • Disaster Management Committee

Supporting Families & Children

  • Assisting in the overseeing, design, and development of the Agri-Education Center 
  • Negotiated with builder and others for donations to build a new park in Lewisburg
  • Implemented and helped lead the "Be A Winner" program in DeSoto County Schools 
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Committee
  • Parks and Greenways Committee
  • Agri-Education Committee
  • Donates time as Auctioneer for non-profit programs

Infrastructure Improvements

  • Massive project to remove Holly Springs Road out of flood plain includes elevating the roadway and building new bridges
  • Driving DeSoto Committee Member - working to widen I-55, 302, 305 & Hwy 51.
  • Craft road widened and sidewalks added
  • Partnered with the City of Hernando to realign McIngvale and install an exit on I-269.
  • Championed the extension of Commerce Road and worked with land owners on right-of-way needed 
  • Work with MDOT on safety improvements with the addition of traffic signals, 4-way stops, and improved signage

Commitment to Quality of Life

  • Meets with developers to ensure communities are well designed and beneficial to families and the county
  • Works with residents to improve areas or resolve issues and concerns
  • Facilitates public hearings, meetings, and work sessions to guide the strategic direction of the county
  • Helps set fiscal policy while maintaining a balanced budget with no tax increase for 19 years
  • Worked to bring recycling to the entire county and supports Household Hazardous Waste Day