Billy Nicholson

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Billy Nicholson
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 78
Former member
In office
2000 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2007
First electedNovember 2, 1999
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sEast Central Community College
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Date of birthFebruary 5, 1948
ProfessionInsurance Agent
Billy Nicholson (b. February 5, 1948) is a former Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He represented the 78th District from 2000 to 2012. Nicholson was formerly a Democratic member of the House, and switched to Republican in February, 2009.[1]

Nicholson works as an agent for State Farm Insurance. He earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University and AA from East Central Community College.

Nicholson is Board Vice Chairman of East Central Community College, and on the Board of Directors of the Union Chamber of Commerce. He is married and has 2 children.[2]

Committee assignments

Nicholson served on the following committees:



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

Nicholson did not seek re-election in 2011.


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Nicholson was re-elected in District 78, defeating Republican challenger Randal Rushing.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 78 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Billy Nicholson (D) 3,477 57.19%
Randal Rushing (R) 2,603 42.81%

Campaign donors


In 2007, Nicholson collected $21,214 in donations.[4]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Hospital Association $2,500
Mississippi Association of Realtors $1,500
AT&T $1,000
Mississippi State Farm $1,000
Miss Bankers Association PAC $1,000

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See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007


Political offices
Preceded by
Mississippi House of Representatives District 78
Succeeded by
Randy Rushing