James Benefield

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James Benefield
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Candidate for
Mississippi House of Representatives District 4
AssociatesExcelsior College
ProfessionProfessional services contractor
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James "Jimmy" Benefield was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 4 of the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Benefield is a contractor with Military Professional Resources Inc. He earned an A.A.B. from Excelsior College.



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

Benefield ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 4. He defeated Alan Miller and Terri Stanford in the primary on August 2, 2011.[1] He lost to Democrat Jody Steverson in the general election on November 8, 2011.

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 4 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJody Steverson 51.1% 4,229
     Republican James Benefield 48.9% 4,043
Total Votes 8,272

Mississippi House of Representatives District 4 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Benefield 72% 551
Alan Miller 28% 214
Total Votes 765



Benefield was endorsed by the Mississippi Tea Party. The 4th is one of 10 districts the Tea Party’s Move the House Committee specifically targeted as necessary to win in order to gain conservative control of the House.[2]


Benefield and his wife, Jean, have two children and two grandchildren.

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