Blaine Eaton, II
|Blaine Eaton, II|
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 79|
|1996 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||18|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 7, 1995|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Mississippi State University|
Eaton earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University and also attended Jones Junior College. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and logger.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Eaton served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Conservation and Water Resources|
|• Public Utilities|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Eaton served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Chair|
|• Fees and Salaries of Public Officers|
|• Public Health and Human Services|
|• Public Utilities|
|• Select Cmte on Utility Cost Recovery|
On November 8, 2011, Eatonwon re-election to District 79 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Frankie Chisholm in the primary on August 2, 2011. Eaton defeated Republican Ron Swindall in the November 8 general election.
Eaton was one of six incumbents that the Mississippi TEA Party’s Move the House Committee specifically targeted as needing to be defeated in order to gain conservative control of the House.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 79 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Blaine Eaton, II Incumbent||57.6%||4,956|
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 79 Democratic Primary, 2011|
|Blaine Eaton, II Incumbent||69.2%||3,909|
On November 6, 2007, Eaton was re-elected in District 79, defeating Republican challenger Bill Allen.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 79 (2007)|
|Blaine Eaton, II (D)||5,265||63.14%|
|Bill Allen (R)||3,074||36.86%|
In 2011, Eaton received $68,077 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Blaine Eaton, II's campaign in 2011|
|House Democratic Victory Pac||$15,980|
|Mississippi Association For Justice||$3,800|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$2,500|
|House Democratic Leadership Of Mississippi||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$68,077|
|Total Votes received in 2011||5,956|
|Cost of each vote received||$11.43|
In 2007, Eaton collected $16,150 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Electric Power Associates of Mississippi||$1,300|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$1,000|
|Mississippi Road Builders Association||$1,000|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee: Legislator "Business and Jobs" Report Card
- Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."
Eaton has been a member of the Farm Bureau, Forestry Association, Masonic Lodge, Mississippi Cattlemen's Association, National Rifle Association, and Taylorsville Lions Club.
- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Eaton
- Associated Press, "Mississippi Primary Election Results," accessed August 3, 2011
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2011 Primary Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official 2011 General Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Sun Herald, "TEA Party targets 10 Mississippi House seats," September 6, 2011
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- StateScape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee, "Legislator 'Business & Jobs' Report Card - 2014 Legislative Session," accessed August 30, 2014
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 79
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State of Mississippi
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