|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 23|
|2004 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 4, 2003|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Associate's||Northwest Community College, 1978|
|Bachelor's||University of Mississippi, 1980|
|J.D.||University of Mississippi Law School, 1982|
|Date of birth||July 25, 1958|
Beckett earned his A.A. from Northwest Community College, B.A. from the University of Mississippi and J.D. from the University of Mississippi Law School. Beckett's professional experience includes working as an attorney for the City of Bruce and in private practice; he previously served as attorney to the Calhoun County School Board from 1992 to 2003.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Beckett served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Congressional Redistricting|
|• Judiciary A|
|• Judiciary En Banc|
|• Legislative Reapportionment|
|• Public Property|
|• Public Utilities, Chair|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Beckett served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Judiciary A|
|• Judiciary En Banc|
|• Universities and Colleges|
On November 8, 2011, Beckett won re-election to District 23 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Steve Whitten in the November 8 general election.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 23 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Jim Beckett Incumbent||62.1%||5,072|
On November 6, 2007, Beckett was re-elected in District 23, defeating Democratic challenger Marshall Coleman.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 23 (2007)|
|Jim Beckett (R)||4,198||56.03%|
|Marshall Coleman (D)||3,294||43.97%|
In 2011, Beckett received $69,525 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Beckett's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Bankers Association||$3,000|
|Mississippi Medical Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$69,525|
|Total Votes received in 2011||5,072|
|Cost of each vote received||$13.71|
In 2007, Beckett collected $86,342 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Republican Party||$17,000|
|Mississippi House Republican Conference||$4,000|
|Mississippi Association of Realtors||$3,000|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$2,500|
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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
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Beckett is married with two children. He has been a member of the Bruce Chamber of Commerce, Bruce Touchdown Club, American Bar Association, Mississippi State Bar Association, Rotary, Calhoun County Bar Association, Mississippi Association of City Attorneys, and the Mississippi Prosecutors Association.
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- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Beckett
- 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
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributions to Jim Beckett
- 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
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