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Brandon Presley

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Brandon Presley
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Mississippi Public Service Commission, Northern District
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 2016
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$141,505
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Campaign $$541,021
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Nettleton
2001 - 2007
Personal
Place of birthAmory, Mississippi
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Brandon Presley is a member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC), serving the Northern District. Presley, a Democrat, was first elected in 2007 and won re-election in 2011. He is running for re-election again in 2015. Before announcing his intention to seek a third term on the PSC, Presley was considered a potential contender for the Democratic nomination in the 2015 governor's race.[1]

He previously served as the Mayor of Nettleton from 2001-2007.[2]

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Biography

A lifelong resident of Mississippi, Presley was born in Amory and was elected Mayor of Nettleton at the age of 23, becoming one of the state's youngest-ever mayors. In 2007, he won his first term on the PSC, representing the Northern District. Presley was 30-years-old at that time, earning the title of youngest commissioner elected in Mississippi history.[3]

Presley is the past chair of the Itawamba Community College Board of Trustees and former member of the Gilmore Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. He has also served as Lee County Council of Governments Chair and president of the North Mississippi Mayor’s Association.[3]

Political Career

Mississippi Public Service Commission (2008-present)

Presley, a Democrat, was first elected in 2007 and won re-election in 2011.[3]

Mayor of Nettleton (2001-2007)

Presley served as mayor of the city of Nettleton from 2001-2007.[2]

Elections

2015

See also: Mississippi Public Service Commission election, 2015

Eleven state executive offices in Mississippi are up for election in 2015. The general election will be held on November 3, 2015, following a primary election on August 4, 2015. Runoffs are scheduled for August 25 in case no candidate receives a majority (50 percent plus one) of the popular vote in a given primary race. The following sections summarize filed candidates running for each state executive office on the ballot:

Governor
See also: Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2015

Lieutenant Governor
See also: Mississippi lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2015

Attorney General
See also: Mississippi Attorney General election, 2015

Secretary of State
See also: Mississippi Secretary of State

State Treasurer
See also: Mississippi Treasurer election, 2015

Auditor

See also: Mississippi Auditor election, 2015

Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture election, 2015

Commissioner of Insurance

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance election, 2015

Public Service Commission (3 seats)

See also: Mississippi Public Service Commission election, 2015
Northern District:

Central District:
Incumbent Lynn Posey (R) is not seeking re-election.

Southern District:
Incumbent Steve Renfroe (I) is not seeking re-election.


2011

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Presley won re-election in 2011. He did not have any primary competition and defeated Republican Boyce Adams in the November 8 general election.[5]

Mississippi Public Service Commission (North/District 3), 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Presley Incumbent 55.8% 161,099
     Republican Boyce Adams 44.2% 127,557
Total Votes 288,656
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Campaign themes

On his 2011 campaign website Presley listed seven campaign issues that were the core of his campaign and work on the PSC:

  • "Fighting Against Rate Hikes and Wasteful Spending"
  • "Fighting Corporate Excess"
  • "Helping Small Businesses"
  • "Ratepayer's Bill of Rights"
  • "Enforcing the No-Call law, Protecting Consumers"
  • "Changing the Culture at the Public Service Commission"
  • "Fighting for Rural Areas"

Campaign ads

2007

Mississippi Public Service Commission, Northern District, 2007
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Presley Incumbent 57.9% 134,405
     Republican Mabel Murphree 42.1% 97,892
Total Votes 232,297
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Presley is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Presley raised a total of $541,021 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[6]

Brandon Presley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Northern District Won $190,474
2009 Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Northern District Not up for election $47,962
2007 Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Northern District Won $302,585
Grand Total Raised $541,021

2007 and 2011

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