Mark Baker (Mississippi)

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Mark Baker
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 74
Incumbent
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Memphis
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Personal
BirthdayMay 13, 1962
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
(dead link) Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

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

2012-2013

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
Municipalities
Ways and Means

2010-2011

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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]

Elections

2011

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.[3][4]

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Baker was re-elected in District 74, running unopposed.[5]

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

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Baker received $39,825 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Baker (Mississippi)'s campaign in 2011
Comcast$2,000
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

2007

In 2007, Baker collected $35,255 in donations.[7]

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

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 74
2004–present
Succeeded by
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