Merle Flowers

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Merle Flowers
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Mississippi State Senate District 19
Former member
In office
2004 - July 11, 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAuburn University
Master'sUniversity of Mississippi
Date of birth10/20/1968
Place of birthCamden, TN
Campaign website
Merle Flowers (b. October 20, 1968) was a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 19th Senatorial District from 2004-July 11, 2012. He resigned in order to spend more time with his family.[1]

Flowers is the President of Flowers Properties, Limited Liability Company.

Flowers earned his B.S. from Auburn University. He went on to receive his M.B.A. from the University of Mississippi.

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Flowers was appointed to these committees:


Presidential preference


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

Merle Flowers endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Flowers won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 19. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011 and in the general election on November 8, 2011.[3]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Merle Flowers ran for District 19 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Bryant Scott Walker.[4]

Merle Flowers raised $301,338 for his campaign.[5]

Mississippi Senate, District 19
Candidates Votes Percent
Merle Flowers (R) 7,278 78%
Bryant Scott Walker (D) 2,051 22%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Flowers received $113,616 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Merle Flowers's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Republican Party$5,000
Webster, Betty$2,000
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association$2,000
Mississippi Dental Association$2,000
Health Management$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $113,616
Total Votes received in 2011 14,931
Cost of each vote received $7.61


In 2009 Merle Flowers collected $56,375 in donations.[7]

Her three largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Jim Webster $7,500
Bettye Webster $2,500
Chevron Corp. $2,000

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Flowers and his wife, Stacey, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mississippi State Senate District 19
2004–July 11, 2012
Succeeded by
David Parker (R)