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James Ellington

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James Ellington
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 73
Former member
In office
1988 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 3, 1987
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Master'sMississippi State University
Date of birthDecember 5, 1943
James Ellington (b. December 5, 1943) is a former Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He represented the 73rd District from 1988 to 2012.

Ellington is an engineer. He earned his ME and B.S. from Mississippi State University.

He is a member of Citizens Southwest, Mississippi State Registered Professional Engineers, Mississippi State University Alumni Association, and the South Jackson-Hinds County Development Association.[1]

Committee assignments

Ellington served on the following committees:



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

Ellington ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 73. He defeated Jason Canterbury in the August 2 primary, but was defeated by Brad Oberhousen (D) in the November 8 general election.[2][3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 73 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Oberhousen 50.3% 5,548
     Republican James Ellington Incumbent 49.7% 5,475
Total Votes 11,023


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Ellington was re-elected in District 73, defeating Democratic challenger Kevin Lavine in.[4] Ellington defeated James Broadwater in the primary election by a margin of 1,864-687.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 73 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
James Ellington (R) 5,474 63.76%
Kevin D. Lavine (D) 3,111 36.24%

Campaign donors


In 2007, Ellington collected $42,381 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $3,000
Nucor PAC $2,500
AT&T $2,000
Mississippi Bankers Association $2,000
Boehringer Ingelhelm Pharmaceuticals $1,000

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Post Office Box 1018, Room 400F-NC
Jackson, MS 39215-1018
Phone: 601-359-2431

District Address:
7020 Jackson-Raymond Road
Raymond, MS 39154
Phone: 601-857-0906
Fax: 601-857-0907


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Political offices
Preceded by
Mississippi House of Representatives District 73
Succeeded by
Brad Oberhousen