|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 21|
|2008 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 6, 2007|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Mississippi State University|
|Birthday||March 3, 1963|
Bell earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University and also attended Itawamba Community College. His professional experience includes working as a teacher.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Bell served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Enrolled Bills|
|• Interstate Cooperation|
|• Investigate State Offices|
|• Workforce Development, Chair|
|• Youth and Family Affairs|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Bell served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Transportation, Vice Chair|
|• Conservation and Water Resources|
|• County Affairs|
|• Ports, Harbors and Airports|
|• Universities and Colleges|
On November 8, 2011, Bell won re-election to District 21 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Republican Deborah Tierce in the November 8 general election.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 21 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Donnie Bell Incumbent||59.5%||4,434|
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 21 (2007)|
|Donnie Bell (D)||4,684||66.72%|
|Paul Walker (R)||2,336||33.28%|
In 2011, Bell received $41,195 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Donnie Bell's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$5,000|
|Mississippi Coalition For Progress||$2,500|
|Crane, Johnny & Dessie Lynn||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$41,195|
|Total Votes received in 2011||4,434|
|Cost of each vote received||$9.29|
In 2007, Bell collected $30,044 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Association of Realtors||$2,000|
In 2011, Bell's endorsements included the Mississippi Tea Party. Bell's district was one of ten incumbents the Move the House Committee specifically targeted as needing to be defeated in order to gain conservative control of the House.
Bell has been a member of the Farmhouse Fraternity.
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- Office website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Bell
- 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 Donnie Bell
- Sun Herald, "TEA Party targets 10 Mississippi House seats," September 6, 2011
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