|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 77|
|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|
|J.D.||Mississippi College School of Law|
|Birthday||December 21, 1976|
Gipson earned his B.A. from Mississippi College and J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with Watkins, Ludlum, Winter and Stennis; and as the owner of Gipson Land and Cattle.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Gipson served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Apportionment and Elections|
|• Banking and Financial Services|
|• Congressional Redistricting|
|• Judiciary B, Chair|
|• Judiciary En Banc, Vice Chair|
|• Legislative Reapportionment|
|• Ways and Means|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Gipson served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Investigate State Offices, Vice Chair|
|• Judiciary A|
|• Judiciary En Banc|
|• Select Cmte on Philanthropic Development|
|• Select Committee on Poverty|
On November 8, 2011, Gipson won re-election to District 77 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.
On November 6, 2007 Gipson was elected in District 77, defeating Democratic challenger Dale Berry in the general election. Gipson defeated incumbent Clint Rottenberry and Billy Therrell in the primary election with 1,455 votes versus 1,207 and 454, respectively.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 77 (2007)|
|J. Andrew Gipson (R)||4,453||58.06%|
|Dale Berry (D)||3,128||40.78%|
|Lynn McLean (Green)||89||1.16%|
In 2011, Gipson received $8,385 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andy Gipson's campaign in 2011|
|Gipson, James Andrew||$5,000|
|Mississippi Dental Association||$1,000|
|Health Management Associates Of Mississippi||$500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$8,385|
|Total Votes received in 2011||7,410|
|Cost of each vote received||$1.13|
In 2007, Gipson collected $64,637 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Republican Party||$10,000|
|Gipson, James Andrew||$2,481|
|Mississippi Bankers Association||$2,000|
|Mississippi Association of Realtors||$1,000|
Gipson has been a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association.
- Office website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gipson
- Mississippi Secretary of State, 2011 Official Primary Candidate List
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, 2007 Republican primary certification.
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributions to J. Andrew Gipson.
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