Credell Moses Calhoun was born in Natchitoches, LA. He spent his early childhood days growing up in Long Beach, CA and after finishing Polly High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine receiving an honorable discharge. Having a strong desire to further his education, he matriculated to Prairie View A & M University where he received a BA in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Guidance Counseling. Advancing his studies in education, he did Post Graduate work in Business Administration at Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA and received a Specialist Degree in Counseling and Testing from Jackson State University, Jackson, MS.
His professional experiences include Director of Counseling and Testing at Wiley College in Marshall, TX and a Counselor at Jackson State University. 1977, his first exposure to politics was the position of Administrative Assistant to the Mayor of Jackson; other work experiences include that of working as an Auditor for the Governor's Office of Job Development and Training and as State Field Coordinator for the Mississippi Democratic Party. In 2000, he formed Delta Construction of Jackson and serves as President and CEO.
Gaining a keen interest in politics in 1979, Credell ran for the Mississippi House of Representatives, District 68 and served for 13 years. While there he authored and helped to pass the Education Reform Act of 1982; Utility Reform Act of 1983; Voter Registration by Mail; Landlord Tenant Act and many other pieces of legislation that will be recorded as history. In 1992, Credell ran and won the Office of Jackson City Council, Ward 4 and served until 1997.
In 2002, his decision to again seek the Office of the Mississippi House of Representatives was based on many of the citizens of District 68 asking him to run. In 2003, Credell successfully re-gained the District 68 seat. In the House of Representatives, he served on various committees: Legislative Budget Office, Vice Chair of Military Affairs, Insurance, Education, Ways and Means, Colleges & Universities, County Affairs, Apportionment & Elections, Transportation, Corrections, Utilities, Municipalities, Conservation & Water Resources and Management. As Representative, he also served as a Chairman of Military Affairs and Chairman of Enroll.
In 2019, after Credell’s wife retired from the Hinds County Board of Supervisors District 3, he retired from the House of Representatives and ran successfully for the position replacing her. Credell now represents the Hinds County Board Supervisor for District 3 and the Board’s Vice President. As Supervisor, Credell works to promote economic development, improve infrastructure for streets and bridges, support strong crime fighting initiatives, protect the county’s fiscal integrity and strengthen legislation that supports county government.
He is a member of numerous community-based organizations and a member of the NAACP, Prince Hall Masons and Kappa Alpha Psi. Past member of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, and National Black Caucus of State Legislators and Regional Board Member of the National Conference of State Legislators. For his hard work and dedication to civic and community affairs, he has received numerous awards as an outstanding public servant. His spiritual growth is nurtured through his membership at Rising Sun Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as a Trustee.
The Honorable Credell Calhoun is married to the Honorable Peggy Hobson Calhoun, retired District 3 Supervisor for Hinds County. Supervisor Calhoun works diligently everyday addressing the needs of the county and is truly dedicated to serving the citizens of Hinds County with dignity, integrity and respect.
The yellow area on the map indicates boundaries for District 3