Esther Harrison

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Esther Harrison
Esther Harrison.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 41
In office
2000 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 15
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 2, 1999
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
ReligionAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Office website
Esther M. Harrison is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 1999.


Harrison attended Alcorn State University and the Mississippi University for Women. Now retired, her professional experience includes working as a business administrator and teacher.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
State Library, Chair
Investigate State Offices
Ports, Harbors and Airports
Ways and Means


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Harrison 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]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Harrison won re-election to District 41 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[3]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Harrison was re-elected in District 41. She ran unopposed.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 41 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Esther Harrison (D) 3,655

Campaign donors


In 2011, Harrison received $1,300 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Esther Harrison's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Dental PAC$500
Total Raised in 2011 $1,300
Total Votes received in 2011 4,143
Cost of each vote received $0.31


In 2007, Harrison collected $10,897 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Harrison, Esther $2,500
Seven Corr $1,000
Veal, Dr. Paul $500
Levanway Association $350
Edwards, Jabari $300


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.[7]

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


Harrison is a member of Eastern Star, Helping Hands, Lowndes County League of Voters, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, Southern Christian Leadership Council, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.[1]

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Mississippi House of Representatives District 41
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