Nickey Browning

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Nickey Browning
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Mississippi State Senate, District 3
In office
1996 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 18
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
BirthdayJuly 19, 1951
Place of birthPontotoc, Mississippi
Office website
Nickey Browning (b. July 19, 1951) is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

A former Democrat, Browning switched his affiliation to the Republican Party in March 2013.[1]


Browning attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and Mississippi State University. His professional experience includes working as a businessman.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Browning served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
County Affairs, Chair
Business and Financial Institutions
Drug Policy
Highways and Transportation


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Browning served on the following committees:



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Browning won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 3. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011 and defeated Betsy Hamilton (R) in the general election on November 8, 2011.[3]

Mississippi State Senate, District 3 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngNickey Browning Incumbent 60.9% 12,285
     Republican Betsey Hamilton 39.1% 7,893
Total Votes 20,178


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Nickey Browning ran unopposed for District 3 of the Mississippi State Senate.[4]

Nickey Browning raised $16,131 for his campaign.[5]

Mississippi Senate, District 3
Candidates Votes Percent
Nickey Browning (D) 14,567 100%


In 2003, Nickey Browning ran against and defeated Bruce McCoy for District 3 of the Mississippi State Senate.[6]

Mississippi Senate, District 3
Candidates Votes Percent
Nickey Browning (D) 11,390 61.04%
Bruce McCoy (R) 7,271 38.96%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Browning received $53,266 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nickey Browning's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Coalition For Progress$2,500
Improve Mississippi$2,366
Nonitemized Contributions$1,550
Mississippi Realtors Political Fund$1,500
Total Raised in 2011 $53,266
Total Votes received in 2011 12,285
Cost of each vote received $4.34


In 2009 Nickey Browning collected $5,250 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
AT&T $1,000
Advance America Cash Advance $1,000
Electric Power Associates of Mississippi $500
Altria $500
Motorola $500


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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]


Browning is married to his wife, Brenda.[11]

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Mississippi State Senate District 3
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