Earle Banks

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Earle Banks
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 67
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 22
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1993
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJackson State University
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Date of birthJune 25, 1954
Office website
Earle S. Banks (b. June 25, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 1993.


Banks earned a B.S. in accounting from Jackson State University in 1977, and a J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law in 1981. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, funeral director and insurance executive.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Banks served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Enrolled Bills, Chair
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Public Property
Public Utilities


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


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



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]


Banks ran for election to the Mississippi Supreme Court on November 6, 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Chief Justice William Waller, receiving 45% of the vote.[3][4][5]

See also: Mississippi judicial elections, 2012


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Banks won re-election to District 67 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[6]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Banks was re-elected in District 67, running unopposed.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 67 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Earle Banks (D) 3,862 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Banks received $5,200 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Earle Banks's campaign in 2011
Isle Of Capri Casino$500
W B Consolidated$300
Total Raised in 2011 $5,200
Total Votes received in 2011 4,913
Cost of each vote received $1.06


In 2007, Banks collected $2,350 in donations.[9]

Listed below are the largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Harrahs $1,000
Mississippi Healthcare Association $500
Electric Power Associates of Mississippi $400
Mississippi Cable Telecommunications Association $250


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[10]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[11]


Banks has been a member of 100 Black Men, the Elks, Jackson State University Foundation, Leadership Jackson, Magnolia Bar Association, Mason, Mississippi Bar Associations, Mississippi Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Red Cross Board and the Young Men's Christian Association Board.[1]

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