Andy Gipson

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Andy Gipson
J. Andrew Gipson.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 77
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMississippi College
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Date of birthDecember 21, 1976
ProfessionAttorney/Business Owner
Office website
J. Andrew "Andy" Gipson (b. December 21, 1976) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 77. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Gipson earned his B.A. from Mississippi College and J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with Watkins, Ludlum, Winter and Stennis; and as the owner of Gipson Land and Cattle.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Gipson served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Judiciary B, Chair
Judiciary En Banc, Vice Chair
Apportionment and Elections
Banking and Financial Services
Congressional Redistricting
Legislative Reapportionment
Ways and Means


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Gipson served on the following committees:


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Gipson served on the following committees:



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Gipson won re-election to District 77 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[3]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Gipson was elected in District 77, defeating Democratic challenger Dale Berry in the general election.[4] Gipson defeated incumbent Clint Rottenberry and Billy Therrell in the primary election with 1,455 votes versus 1,207 and 454, respectively.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 77 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
J. Andrew Gipson (R) 4,453 58.06%
Dale Berry (D) 3,128 40.78%
Lynn McLean (Green) 89 1.16%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Gipson received $8,385 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andy Gipson's campaign in 2011
Gipson, James Andrew$5,000
Mississippi Dental Association$1,000
Hickory Properties$1,000
State Farm$1,000
Health Management Associates Of Mississippi$500
Total Raised in 2011 $8,385
Total Votes received in 2011 7,410
Cost of each vote received $1.13


In 2007, Gipson collected $64,637 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Gipson, Andy $16,760
Mississippi Republican Party $10,000
Gipson, James Andrew $2,481
Mississippi Bankers Association $2,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $1,000


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]


Gipson has been a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association.[1]

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