Jody Steverson

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Jody Steverson
Jody Steverson.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 4
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthAugust 21, 1968
Office website
Joseph F. "Jody" Steverson (b. August 21, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Conservation and Water Resources
Public Utilities
Universities and Colleges


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


Campaign themes


Steverson's campaign Facebook page highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Keeping taxes low
  • Making sure that tax dollars are wisely spent
  • Making Tippah County and District 4 a business-friendly place
  • Providing quality K-12 education, supporting higher education
  • Supporting pro life, pro family legislation



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.[1]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Steverson won election to District 4 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He faced James Nunnally and Steve Fisher in the primary on August 2, 2011.[2] Since no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff took place on August 23 between Steverson and Nunnally, with Steverson winning 3,478 to 3,194.[3] Steverson defeated James Benefield (R) in the November 8 general election.

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 Democratic Primary Runoff, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJody Steverson 52.1% 3,478
James Nunnally 47.9% 3,194
Total Votes 6,672

Campaign donors


In 2011, Steverson received $25,938 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jody Steverson's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Hospital Association$11,000
Steverson, Jody$2,448
Mississippi Physicians Association$2,000
Bailey, Leon & Diane$1,500
Mississippi Association Of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $25,938
Total Votes received in 2011 4,229
Cost of each vote received $6.13


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[5]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[6]


Steverson is a founding member of the Ripley Main Street Association, and has been a member of the Career Pathway Experience Advisory Committee of the Tippah County Career and Technology Center.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Greg Ward
Mississippi House of Representatives District 4
2012 – Present
Succeeded by