Greg Snowden

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Greg Snowden
Elton Gregory Snowden.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 83
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, 1976
J.D.Vanderbilt University, 1979
Date of birthMay 30, 1954
Office website
Campaign website
Elton Gregory "Greg" Snowden (b. May 30, 1954) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 83. He was first elected to the chamber in 1999.


Snowden earned his B.A. in History from the University of Alabama and J.D. from Vanderbilt University.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Management, Chair
Compilation, Revision and Publication
Judiciary A
Legislative Budget


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Snowden 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, Snowden won re-election to District 83 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Democrat Gary Houston in the November 8 general election.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 83 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElton Gregory Snowden Incumbent 41.7% 2,379
     Democratic Gary Houston 52.1% 2,969
     Independent Samuel Thompson 6.2% 356
Total Votes 5,704


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Snowden was re-elected in District 83, running unopposed.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 83 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Elton Gregory Snowden (R) 3,880 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Snowden received $43,640 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg Snowden's campaign in 2011
Mississippi House Republican Conference$4,000
Mississippi Association Of Realtors$2,000
Mississippi Dental Association$1,500
State Farm$1,500
Improve Mississippi$1,410
Total Raised in 2011 $43,640
Total Votes received in 2011 2,969
Cost of each vote received $14.7


In 2007, Snowden collected $8,700 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
Gulf States Toyota $1,000
AT&T $600
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi $500
Entertainment Software Association $500


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Greg Snowden endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]


Snowden is married and has two children. He has been a member of the Downtown Meridian Optimist Club, East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, First Baptist Church, Florida Bar, Meridian Little Theatre, Mississippi Bar, Phi Beta Kappa Alpha of Alabama and the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association.[1]

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