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John Gary Faulkner
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 5
In office
January 7, 2014 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 26, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Office website
John Gary Faulkner is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on November 26, 2013.



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 state legislative special elections, 2013

Faulkner won election in the special election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 5. The seat was vacant following Kelvin Buck's (D) election as Mayor of Holly Springs. Faulkner faced Andre R. DeBerry, Arthur "Clyde" Ellzey, Daylon Cannon, Lee Edward Gill, Jacqueline Simon and Robert Earl Young in the special election, which took place on November 5, 2013. As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the votes, the top two vote-getters - Faulkner and DeBerry - met in a runoff on November 26, which Faulkner won.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 5, Runoff Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Faulkner 54% 1,015
     Independent Andre R. DeBerry 46% 863
Total Votes 1,878

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mississippi House of Representatives District 5
January 2014-Present
Succeeded by
Kelvin Buck (D)