Brad J. Dye, Jr. (born December 20, 1933) is an American politician who served three 4-year terms as 27th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi from 1980 until 1992. Dye is the only individual in state history to serve as lieutenant governor for twelve consecutive years.
In 1983, Dye won his second term as lieutenant governor by defeating the Republican Gil Carmichael, an auto dealer from Meridian, who had been his party's nominee for governor in 1975 against Cliff Finch and in 1979 against William Winter. In 1983, Carmichael ran for lieutenant governor on the ticket headed by his former intraparty rival, Leon Bramlett, a wealthy farmer and businessman from Clarksdale.
Prior to the lieutenant governorship, Dye served in both the Mississippi House of Representatives and the Mississippi Senate and as Mississippi state Treasurer. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
In 1986 a commission studying the state's constitution affirmed Dye's perspective on the powers of the lieutenant governor's office.
In September 2010 he was presented with the Mississippi Medal of Service by Governor Haley Barbour.
Dye was born in Charleston, Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (1957) and a law degree (1959) from the University of Mississippi.