Linda Whittington

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Linda Whittington
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 34
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas Christian University
ProfessionNon-profit director
Office website
Linda Whittington is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 34. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Whittington is not running for re-election to the State House in 2015.


Whittington earned her B.A. from Texas Christian University. Her professional experience includes working as Executive Director of Communities in School, a non-profit organization.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Tourism, Vice Chair
Public Health and Human Services
Railway Development
Youth and Family Affairs


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


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



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Whittington won re-election to District 34 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Whittington was re-elected in District 34, defeating Republican challenger Marvin J. Cochran.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 34 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Linda Whittington (D) 3,469 57.16%
Marvin J. Cochran (R) 2,600 42.84%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Whittington received $5,593 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Whittington's campaign in 2011
Advance America Cash Advance$250
Total Raised in 2011 $5,593
Total Votes received in 2011 5,370
Cost of each vote received $1.04


In 2007, Whittington collected $59,440 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $12,000
Whittington, Linda J. $9,000
Lawyers Involved for Mississippi Betterment $7,500
Whittington Jr., C. Aven $5,200
Mitchell, Ms. Cynthia I. $1,200


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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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]


Whittington has been a member of Corroll County Economic Development, Economic Development Partnership of Montgomery County, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Greenwood-Leflore Count Chamber of Commerce, and the Leflore County Humane Society.[1]

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