Angela Cockerham

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Angela Cockerham
Angela Cockerham.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 96
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 10
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJackson State University
J.D.Loyola University, New Orleans
Date of birthAugust 20, 1976
Office website
Angela Cockerham (b. August 20, 1976) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 96. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on November 22, 2005.


Cockerham earned her B.A. from Jackson State University and J.D. from Loyola University - New Orleans. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Energy, Chair
Compilation, Revision and Publication
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Legislative Budget
Public Property
Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Cockerham 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, Cockerham won re-election to District 96 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She 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, Cockerham was re-elected in District 96, running unopposed.[4] She defeated Larry Lee in the primary election.

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 96 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Angela Cockerham (D) 5,817 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Cockerham received $19,500 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Angela Cockerham's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Bail Agents Association$800
Southwest Distributors$800
L & H Distributors$800
Advantage Capital Corp$800
South Mississippi Title Co$800
Total Raised in 2011 $19,500
Total Votes received in 2011 7,168
Cost of each vote received $2.72


In 2007, Cockerham collected $41,733 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $21,031
Lampton, Lucius (Luke) $2,000
Cockerham, Angela Y $2,000
Mississippi Bankers Association $1,000
Stogner, Jerry $1,000


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[8]


Cockerham has been a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Louisiana Bar Association, and the Mississippi Bar Association.[1]

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