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Mark Baker (Mississippi)

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Mark Baker
Mark Baker.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 74
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 4, 2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Memphis
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Date of birthMay 13, 1962
Office website
Mark Baker (b. May 13, 1962) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 74. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.


Baker earned his B.A. from the University of Memphis and J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a Board Attorney for Brandon and Puckett, Prosecutor for the city of Brandon, and Municipal Judge for the city of Pelahatchie.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Apportionment and Elections
Congressional Redistricting
Fees and Salaries of Public Officers
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc, Chair
Legislative Reapportionment
Ways and Means


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


Presidential preference


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

Mark Baker (Mississippi) endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

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.[3]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Baker won re-election to District 74 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[4][5]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Baker was re-elected in District 74, running unopposed.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 74 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Mark Baker (R) 10,057 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Baker received $39,825 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Baker (Mississippi)'s campaign in 2011
Health Management Associates Of Mississippi$1,500
Mississippi Physicians Association$1,500
Tower Loan$1,300
Tellus Operating Group Llc$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $39,825
Total Votes received in 2011 12,241
Cost of each vote received $3.25


In 2007, Baker collected $35,255 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association $1,000
Bounds, Mark S. $1,000
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
Sentry Care Inc. $1,000
Watkins, Thomas $780


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.[9]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[10]

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