Mississippi House of Representatives District 19

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Mississippi House of Representatives District 19
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Current incumbentRandy Boyd Republican Party
Population26,670
Race3.7% Black (voting age)
Ethnicity1.4% Hispanic (voting age)
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Mississippi's nineteenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Randy Boyd.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 26,670 civilians reside within Mississippi's nineteenth state house district.[1] Mississippi state representatives represent an average of 24,322 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 23,317 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Mississippi House of Representatives serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Mississippi legislators assume office the first day of the regular session of the year following election. The Constitution requires the Legislature to convene yearly on the Tuesday after the first Monday in January.

Qualifications

In order to run for the Mississippi House of Representatives, a candidate must:[4]

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Be a qualified elector and resident of the State of Mississippi for four years.
  • Be a resident of the county or district a candidate plans to represent for two years.
  • If running as a Republican or Democrat, pay a $15 filing fee to the State Executive Committee of the party with which the candidate is affiliated.
  • If running as an independent, submit 50 signatures to the Circuit Clerk or the Secretary of State.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Mississippi legislature are paid $10,000/year. Per diem is $109/day tied to the federal rate.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election is required to fill the vacant seat. The Governor must call for an election no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. After the Governor sets the election date, the counties conducting the election must give no less than 45 days public notice. All qualifying deadlines are 30 days before the election.[6]

No special election is held if the vacancy happens after June 1st in an election year.[7]

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 2, 2011 and a general election on November 8, 2011. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 1, 2011. Randy Boyd (R) defeated incumbent Mark DuVall (D) in the general election. Boyd defeated Alan Sheffield in the Republican primary. DuVall defeated Jamie Franks in the August 23 Democratic runoff. Brad Underwood also ran in the Democratic primary.[8]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 19 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Boyd Incumbent 61.6% 5,015
     Democratic Mark DuVall 38.4% 3,127
Total Votes 8,142

Campaign contributions

Since 2003, candidates for Mississippi House of Representatives District 19 have raised a total of $496,596. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $38,200 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Mississippi House of Representatives District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $181,578 5 $36,316
2007 $111,779 5 $22,356
2003 $203,239 3 $67,746
Total $496,596 13 $38,200

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