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Mississippi State Senate District 32

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Mississippi State Senate District 32
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Current incumbentSampson Jackson Democratic Party
Population49,900
Race64.7% Black (voting age)
Ethnicity1.1% Hispanic (voting age)
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Mississippi's thirty-second state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Sampson Jackson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 49,900 civilians reside within Mississippi's thirty-second state senate district.[1] Mississippi state senators represent an average of 57,063 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 54,705 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Mississippi State Senate 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 State Senate, a candidate must:[4]

  • Be 25 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 party's State Executive Committee the candidate is affiliated with.
  • 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 senate, 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.[6]

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate 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. Incumbent Sampson Jackson (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Clark Adams in the Democratic primary.[7]

Mississippi State Senate, District 32 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSampson Jackson Incumbent 61.4% 6,957
Clark Adams 38.6% 4,377
Total Votes 11,334

Campaign contributions

Since 2003, candidates for Mississippi State Senate District 32 have raised a total of $80,430. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $13,405 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Mississippi State Senate District 32
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $13,250 1 $13,250
2007 $44,444 2 $22,222
2003 $22,736 3 $7,579
Total $80,430 6 $13,405

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