|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 1|
|2008 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 6, 2007|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Associate's||Wallace State Community College|
Carpenter attended Paramedic School at Wallace State Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College. His professional experience includes working as a paramedic.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Carpenter served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Banking and Financial Services, Vice Chair|
|• County Affairs|
|• Judiciary A|
|• Judiciary En Banc|
|• Universities and Colleges|
|• Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Carpenter served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Interstate Cooperation, Vice Chair|
|• Banking and Financial Services|
|• County Affairs|
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.
On November 8, 2011, Carpenter won re-election to District 1 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Thomas McCarley in the general election, which took place on November 8, 2011.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 1 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Lester Carpenter Incumbent||67.9%||5,343|
On November 6, 2007, Carpenter defeated Democratic incumbent Ricky Cummings, receiving 3,929 votes.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 1 (2007)|
|Lester Carpenter (R)||3,929||53.84%|
|Ricky Cummings (D)||3,369||46.16%|
In 2011, Carpenter received $42,728 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Lester Carpenter's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi House Republican Conference||$4,000|
|Forward MS PAC||$2,000|
|Mississippi Bankers Association||$2,000|
|Stogner, Jerry D||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$42,728|
|Total Votes received in 2011||5,343|
|Cost of each vote received||$8|
In 2007, Carpenter collected $35,891 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Republican Party||$14,000|
|The Warhoog PAC||$2,500|
|Mississippi Association of Realtors||$2,000|
|Carpenter, Lester (Bubba)||$1,918|
|Mississippi Manufacturers Association||$1,500|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee: Legislator "Business and Jobs" Report Card
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Carpenter has been President of the Burnsville Area Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and Tishomingo County Economic Development.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Vote-MS.org profile
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Lester Carpenter on Facebook
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Carpenter
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2015 Elections Calendar," accessed December 2, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, 2011 Official Primary Candidate List
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributors to Lester Carpenter
- StateScape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee, "Legislator 'Business & Jobs' Report Card - 2014 Legislative Session," accessed August 30, 2014
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