Mark Formby

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Mark Formby
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 108
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 22
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthAugust 16, 1956
Place of birthStarkville, Mississippi
Office website
Mark Formby (b. August 16, 1956) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 108. He was first elected to the chamber in 1993.


Formby earned his B.A. from Mississippi State University and attended Pearl River Community College. His professional experience includes working as a Broker/Realtor with Magnolia State Properties, Real Estate Agent with Formby & Associates, Realtor for Mississippi Land Sales, Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Trent Lott, and a retail business owner.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Rules, Chair
Compilation, Revision and Publication
Public Utilities
Ways and Means


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


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


Presidential preference


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

Mark Formby 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, Formby won re-election to District 108 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Eddie Magee 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, Formby was re-elected in District 108, running unopposed in the general election.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 108 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Mark Formby (R) 5,550 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Formby received $42,092 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Formby's campaign in 2011
Bennett, Russell$2,000
Baas, John$2,000
Ellington Treas, A$2,000
American Legislative Exchange Council$1,200
Hartley, Matt$1,142
Total Raised in 2011 $42,092
Total Votes received in 2011 5,962
Cost of each vote received $7.06


In 2007, Formby collected $28,300 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Moon, Jay $1,500
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi $1,500
Hestan, Claire $1,000
Mixon Jr., Bill $1,000
Erath, Greg $1,000


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]


Formby has been a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, BASS, Ducks Unlimited, First Baptist Church, the Jaycees, Kiwanis Clubs, and the National Rifle Association.[1]

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