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Lester Spell

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Lester Spell
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Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce
Former officeholder
In office
January 1996 - January 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2007
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Richland, Mississippi
1975 - 1996
Education
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
OtherAuburn University (1968)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1968 - 1970
Personal
Place of birthRichland, Mississippi
ProfessionVeterinarian/Farmer
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Personal website
Lester Spell was the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. Spell, a Republican, served in the position from January 1996 to January 2012.

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Spell did not run for re-election in 2011.

2007

On November 6, 2007, Lester Spell won re-election to the office of Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. He defeated Rickey Cole (Democrat) and Paul L. Riley (Constitution) in the general election.

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, 2007
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLester Spell Incumbent 51% 371,191
     Democratic Rickey Cole 42.4% 308,693
     Constitution Paul Leslie Riley 6.5% 47,647
Total Votes 727,531
Election Results Via: Mississippi Secretary of State

2003

On November 4, 2003, Lester Spell won re-election to the office of Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. He defeated Max Phillips (Democrat) and Bob Claunch (Reform) in the general election.

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, 2003
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLester Spell Incumbent 66.1% 564,283
     Democratic Max Phillips 32.1% 274,097
     Reform Bob Claunch 1.8% 15,229
Total Votes 853,609
Election Results Via: Mississippi Secretary of State

Campaign donors

2007

In 2007 Spell collected $526,781 in donations.[1]

Listed below are the top five contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Republican Party $100,000
Stace Smith $10,000
Mr. Joe Oglesby Jr $10,000
Mr. Gary Clark Sr $8,000
Mrs. and Mr. Ralph Morgan $6,750


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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture
1996-2012
Succeeded by
Cindy Hyde-Smith