Lynn Posey

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Lynn Posey
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Mississippi Public Service Commission, Central District
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
2016
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$141,505
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Campaign $$390,455
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mississippi State Senate
1988-2007
Education
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Associate'sCopiah-Lincoln Junior College
Master'sMississippi State University
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 23, 1955
Place of birthBrookhaven, Mississippi
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Lynn Posey (b. February 23, 1955 in Brookhaven, Mississippi) is a member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission and serves the Central District. Posey, a Republican, was elected in 2007 as a Democrat, before switching parties in December 2010.[1] He won re-election as a Republican in 2011. Posey served as Chair from 2009 to 2013. He currently serves as Vice-Chair.

Biography

Prior to his election to the MPSC, Posey served in the Mississippi State Senate from 1988-2007. During this time he served 16 years as Chairman of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and was a member of the Public Utilities Committee for 16 years.[2]

Education

  • Graduated, University of Mississippi School of Banking
  • MA, Business Administration, Mississippi State University
  • BA, Mississippi State University
  • AA, Copiah-Lincoln Junior College

Political Career

Mississippi Public Service Commissioner (2007-present)

He was elected to the Public Service Commission in 2007, where he served as Vice Chair from 2007-2008 and has been Chair since 2009.[3] In his current position as Chairman, Posey serves as head of the Public Service Commission, which regulates telecommunications, electric, gas, water and sewer utilities in the state of Mississippi. The Commission was established in 1884 and is composed of three commissioners.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lynn Posey endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Mississippi State Senate (1988-2007)

Posey was a member of the Mississippi State Senate from 1988-2007.

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Posey won re-election in 2011. He did not have a primary opponent and defeated Democrat Addie Green in the November 8 general election. Independent Danny Ayers was slated to run but his name did not appear on the ballot.

Mississippi Public Service Commission (Central/District 1), 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Posey Incumbent 56.4% 157,675
     Democratic Addie Green 43.6% 121,653
Total Votes 279,328


2007

Posey won election in the November 6, 2007 election, defeating Charles Barbour (Rep) and Lee Dilworth (Ref).[5]

Mississippi Public Service Commission - District 1, 2007
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Posey 50.6% 122,417
     Republican Charles Barbour 46.6% 112,782
     Reform Lee Dilworth 2.8% 6,833
Total Votes 242,032
Election Results Via: Mississippi Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Posey is available dating back to 1999. Based on available campaign finance records, Posey raised a total of $390,455 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[6]

Lynn Posey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Central District Won $160,350
2009 Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Central District Not up for election $24,520
2007 Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Central District Won $154,600
2005 Mississippi State Senate District 36 Not up for election $3,000
2003 Mississippi State Senate District 36 Won $43,685
1999 Mississippi State Senate District 36 Won $4,300
Grand Total Raised $390,455

2007 and 2011

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Lynn Posey's donors each year.[7] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

Posey is married and has two children.

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