Jessica Upshaw

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Jessica Upshaw
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 95
Former Member
In office
2004 - March 24, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi, 1981
J.D.University of Mississippi School of Law, 1984
Date of birthAugust 31, 1959
Office website
Jessica Upshaw (August 31, 1959 - March 24, 2013) was a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 95 from 2004 to 2013. She was found dead on March 24, 2013 at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry, though he was not charged in her death.[1]

Upshaw was Owner/Lawyer with Jessica Sibley Upshaw & Associates. She was previously a Partner/Lawyer with Hopkins, Crawley, Bagwell & Upshaw from 1988-2000. She earned her J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law and BBA from the University of Mississippi.

Upshaw was a member of the American Bar Association, American Legislative Exchange Council, Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution, Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Gulfport Yacht Club, Harrison County Bar Association, and the Mississippi Bar Association.[2]

Committee assignments


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Upshaw was appointed to the following committees:



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Upshaw won re-election to District 95 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[3][4]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Upshaw was re-elected in District 95, running unopposed.[5] She defeated Linda Johnson in the primary election by a margin of 1,900 to 1,164.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 95 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Jessica Upshaw (R) 7,662 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Upshaw received $16,674 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jessica Upshaw's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association$2,474
Mississippi Dental Association$1,500
State Farm$1,500
Chevron Corp$1,000
Mississippi Medical Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $16,674
Total Votes received in 2011 5,935
Cost of each vote received $2.81


In 2007, Upshaw collected $56,514 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $3,000
Ted Cain Special Account $2,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $1,500
AT&T $1,150
Gulf States Toyota $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mississippi House of Representatives District 95
2004–March 24, 2013
Succeeded by
Patricia H. Willis (R)