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Joey Fillingane
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Mississippi State Senate, District 41
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law, 1998
Date of birthJanuary 10, 1973
Place of birthHattiesburg, Mississippi
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Office website
Joey Fillingane (b. January 10, 1973) is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Fillingane served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006.


Fillingane earned his B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1994, and J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law in 1998. His professional experience includes working as a law clerk for the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1998 to 1999, an attorney in the Law Office of William J. Gamble III in 1999, and as a lawyer in the Lamar County District Attorney's Office.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Finance, Chair
Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency
Congressional Redistricting
Economic Development
Judiciary, Division A
Legislative Budget
Legislative Reapportionment
Public Health and Welfare


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Fillingane served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Fillingane served on these committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Joey Fillingane endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate 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.[2]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Fillingane won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 41. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2 and in the general election on November 8, 2011.[3]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Fillingane ran for District 41 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Gerald Buffington and Vince Thornton.[4]

Fillingane raised $170,959 for his campaign.[5]

Mississippi Senate, District 41
Candidates Votes Percent
Joey Fillingane (R) 9,817 56.5%
Gerald Buffington (D) 7,296 42%
Vince Thornton (C) 270 1.5%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Fillingane received $55,051 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joey Fillingane's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Medical Association$2,000
Mississippi Dental Association$2,000
Mchugh, James P$1,500
Total Raised in 2011 $55,051
Total Votes received in 2011 16,445
Cost of each vote received $3.35


In 2009, Fillingane collected $33,441 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Mississippi Hospital Association $1,950
Pfizer $1,500
Bayer Corp. $1,000
Georgia-Pacific $1,000


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]

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