David Myers, Mississippi Representative

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David Myers
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 98
Incumbent
In office
1996 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 7, 1995
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Phoenix
Personal
BirthdayDecember 30, 1961
ProfessionIndependent Contractor
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David W. Myers (b. December 30, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 98. He was first elected to the chamber in 1995.

Biography

Myers earned his B.S. from the University of Phoenix and attended Hinds Junior College and Southwest Junior College. His professional experience includes working as an independent contractor.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Medicaid
Military Affairs
Municipalities, Vice Chair
Public Utilities

2010-2011

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

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Myers won re-election to District 98 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Tasha Dillon in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[2][3]

Mississippi House of Representatives District 98 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Myers Incumbent 58.5% 2,922
Tasha Dillon 41.5% 2,069
Total Votes 4,991

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Myers was re-elected in District 98, running unopposed.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 98 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
David Myers (D) 4,970 100.00%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Myers received $22,049 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Myers, Mississippi Representative's campaign in 2011
Entergy$1,000
At&T$900
Mpc Pac$800
Cockorham, Angela$700
Electric Power Association Of Mississippi$700
Total Raised in 2011 $22,049
Total Votes received in 2011 6,476
Cost of each vote received $3.4

2007

In 2007, Myers collected $4,500 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
AT&T $500
Isle of Capri Casino $500
Electric Power Associates of Mississippi $400
Ameristar Casinos $350
Mississippi Bail Agents Association $250

Scorecards

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2014

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

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[8]

Personal

Myers has been a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Boys' and Girls' Club, LOOK, Masons, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Parent Teacher Association, and Project Forward.[1]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 98
1996–present
Succeeded by
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