Donnie Bell

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Donnie Bell
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 21
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 3, 1963
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Donnie Bell (b. March 3, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Biography

Bell earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University and also attended Itawamba Community College. His professional experience includes working as a teacher.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Energy
Enrolled Bills
Interstate Cooperation
Investigate State Offices
Transportation
Workforce Development, Chair
Youth and Family Affairs

2010-2011

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
Forestry
Ports, Harbors and Airports
Universities and Colleges

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

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.[2][3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 21 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonnie Bell Incumbent 59.5% 4,434
     Republican Deborah Tierce 40.5% 3,017
Total Votes 7,451

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

Bell won election to the Mississippi House of Representatives in the 2007 election. He defeated Paul Walker (R) in the general election.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 21 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent


Donnie Bell (D) 4,684 66.72%
Paul Walker (R) 2,336 33.28%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Bell received $41,195 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

2007

In 2007, Bell collected $30,044 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Davis, Tommy $5,000
Davis, Lynn $5,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $2,000
Reese, David $1,000
Reese, David $1,000

Endorsements

2011

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.[7]

Personal

Bell has been a member of the Farmhouse Fraternity.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 21
2008–present
Succeeded by
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