John Read

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John Read
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 112
In office
1994 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 21
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1993
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Gautier
1989 - 1993
AssociatesMississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Bachelor'sNortheast Louisiana University
Office website
John O. Read (b. July 8, 1941) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 112. He was first elected to the chamber in 1993.

Read served as a councilman and mayor of the City of Gautier.


Read attended Northeast Louisiana University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. His professional experience includes working as a pharmacist.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Conservation and Water Resources, Chair
Ports, Harbors and Airports
Public Health and Human Services
Public Property
Public Utilities


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Read served on the following committees:



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.[2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Read won re-election to District 112 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He 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, Read was re-elected in District 112, running unopposed.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 112 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
John Read (R) 5,368 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Read received $12,352 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Read's campaign in 2011
Chevron Corp$1,000
Chevron USA$1,000
Mississippi Dental Association$500
Total Raised in 2011 $12,352
Total Votes received in 2011 5,593
Cost of each vote received $2.21


In 2007, Read collected $12,605 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
Harrahs $1,000
Mississippi Dental Association $1,000
Anheuser-Busch $1,000
Chevron Corp $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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