Credell Calhoun

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Credell Calhoun
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 68
Incumbent
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
House of Representatives
1980-1992
Education
Bachelor'sPrairie View Agriculture & Medicine University
Master'sPrairie View Agriculture & Medicine University
Personal
BirthdayMay 20, 1943
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Credell Calhoun (b. May 20, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 68. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Calhoun served in the House previously, representing District 68 from 1980 to 1992.

Biography

Calhoun earned his B.A. and M.A. from Prairie View Agriculture & Medicine University. His professional experience includes working as a businessman.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Insurance
Management
Military Affairs, Vice Chair
Ways and Means

2010-2011

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

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Calhoun won re-election to District 68 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[2]

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Calhoun was re-elected in District 68, running unopposed.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 68 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Credell Calhoun (D) 3,507 100.00%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Calhoun received $3,050 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Credell Calhoun's campaign in 2011
State Farm$500
Moore Auto Sales$500
Anheuser Bush Co$500
W B Consolidated$300
Total Raised in 2011 $3,050
Total Votes received in 2011 4,228
Cost of each vote received $0.72

2007

In 2007, Calhoun collected $2,950 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Tri-Miss Service $500
Mel Luna Saw Co. $400
Ameristar Casinos $350

Scorecards

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2014

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]

Personal

Calhoun has been a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, Jayne Aire Community Association, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 68
2004–present
Succeeded by
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