Brad Oberhousen

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Brad Oberhousen
Brad Oberhousen.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 73
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Office website
Brad A. Oberhousen is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 73. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Oberhousen is a 2015 Democratic candidate for District 66 of the Mississippi House of Representatives.


Oberhousen earned his bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University and J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
County Affairs
Judiciary B
Judiciary En Banc
Universities and Colleges
Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Oberhousen 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.[1]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Oberhousen won election to District 73 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Gay Polk in the primary on August 2, 2011.[2] He defeated Republican James Ellington in the November 8 general election.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 73 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Oberhousen 50.3% 5,548
     Republican James Ellington Incumbent 49.7% 5,475
Total Votes 11,023
Mississippi House of Representatives District 73 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Oberhausen 51.1% 2,103
Gay Polk 48.9% 2,013
Total Votes 4,116

Campaign donors


In 2011, Oberhousen received $124,185 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brad Oberhousen's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Association For Justice$75,369
Believe Pac$29,090
Mississippi Hospital Association$7,500
House Democratic Victory Pac$2,876
Ameristar Casinos$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $124,185
Total Votes received in 2011 5,548
Cost of each vote received $22.38


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[6]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[7]


Oberhausen and his wife, Anna Ward, reside in Hinds County, Mississippi.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Ellington
Mississippi House of Representatives District 73
2012 – Present
Succeeded by