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Lester Carpenter
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 1
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Associate'sWallace State Community College
Personal
ProfessionParamedic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lester "Bubba" Carpenter (b. September 1, 1970) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Biography

Carpenter attended Paramedic School at Wallace State Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College. His professional experience includes working as a paramedic.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Banking and Financial Services, Vice Chair
Corrections
County Affairs
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Municipalities
Tourism
Universities and Colleges
Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

2010-2011

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

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

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.[2]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 1 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLester Carpenter Incumbent 67.9% 5,343
     Democratic Thomas McCarley 32.1% 2,529
Total Votes 7,872

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Carpenter defeated Democratic incumbent Ricky Cummings, receiving 3,929 votes.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 1 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Lester Carpenter (R) 3,929 53.84%
Ricky Cummings (D) 3,369 46.16%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Carpenter received $42,728 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

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
Improve Mississippi$1,658
Stogner, Jerry D$1,500
Total Raised in 2011 $42,728
Total Votes received in 2011 5,343
Cost of each vote received $8

2007

In 2007, Carpenter collected $35,891 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
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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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[6]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[7]

Personal

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.[1]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 1
2008–present
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