Cecil Brown

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Cecil Brown
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Mississippi House of Representatives,, District 66
In office
2000 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 15
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 2, 1999
Next primaryAugust 4, 2015 (Mississippi Public Service Commission)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMississippi Valley State University
ProfessionInvestment advisor
Office website
Cecil Brown (b. June 22, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 66. He was first elected to the chamber in 1999.

Brown is not running for re-election to the State House in 2015. In November 2014, Brown announced plans to run for the Central District seat on the Mississippi Public Service Commission in 2015.[1][2]


Brown attended the University of Mississippi and University of Texas. His professional experience includes working as an investment advisor, Executive Director of the Department of Finance and Administration, and a state fiscal officer.[3]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Conservation and Water Resources
Public Health and Human Services
Public Property
Universities and Colleges


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:


Race for Speaker

Following House Speaker William McCoy's (D) decision not to run for re-election in 2011, lawmakers poised to run for his powerful legislative position. According to reports, Brown was considered a possible candidate for the speakership. Another was Jeffrey Smith (R) who narrowly lost the 2008 speaker election by a single vote. Lawmakers elected Philip Gunn (R) at the start of the 2012 session.[4][5]



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:

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


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.


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Brown won re-election to District 66 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[7]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Brown was re-elected in District 66, defeating Republican challenger Cory Wilson.[8] He defeated Stacey Webb in the primary election.[9]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 66 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Cecil Brown (D) 3,265 64.98%
Cory Wilson (R) 1,760 35.02%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Brown received $97,139 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cecil Brown's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Society Of CPAs$2,000
Learning Through Sports Inc$2,000
Centene Corp$2,000
State Farm$2,000
General Electric$1,500
Total Raised in 2011 $97,139
Total Votes received in 2011 4,786
Cost of each vote received $20.3


In 2007, Brown collected $192,827 in donations.[11]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Brown, Cecil C. $7,000
Molpas, Dick & Sally $4,000
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $3,600
Mae Fund for Children $3,500
Ott, Luther & Janet $2,500


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.[12]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[13]


Brown is a member of the ALCAA, Greater Jackson Foundation, Jackson Redevelopment Authority and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.[3]

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Mississippi House of Representatives District 66
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