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Billy Hudson
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Mississippi State Senate, District 45
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
Date of birthJune 16, 1938
Place of birthHattiesburg, Mississippi
Office website
Billy Hudson (b. June 16, 1938) is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Hudson served as a Magee city alderman. He has also been a member/chair of the Forrest County Supervisors.


Hudson attended the University of Southern Mississippi; he also attended the University of Arizona and Perkinston Junior College in 1957. His professional experience includes working as a rancher, and previously serving as the CEO of Hudson Salvage.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Hudson served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Chair
County Affairs, Vice Chair
Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res
Highways and Transportation
Universities and Colleges


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Hudson served on these committees:



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Hudson won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 45. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. No candidates ran in the Democratic primary. Reform Party candidate Yasming Johnson was running against Hudson but was removed from the ballot in September.[1] Hudson won the general election unopposed on November 8, 2011.[2]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Billy Hudson ran unopposed for District 45 of the Mississippi State Senate.[3]

Billy Hudson raised $120,000 for his campaign.[4]

Mississippi Senate, District 45
Candidates Votes Percent
Billy Hudson (R) 12,474 100%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Hudson received $7,800 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Billy Hudson's campaign in 2011
Hudson, Billy$1,500
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association$1,000
Tellus Operating Group LLC$1,000
Mississippi Medical Association$500
Total Raised in 2011 $7,800
Total Votes received in 2011 14,879
Cost of each vote received $0.52


In 2009, Hudson collected $1,250 in donations.[6]

His two contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Georgia-Pacific $1,000
Grand Truck Western Railroad $250


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]


Hudson and his wife, Barbara, have three children.

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Mississippi State Senate District 45
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