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Oscar Denton
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 55
In office
November 29, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
High schoolRosa A. Temple High School
Date of birthJuly 30, 1953
Office website
Oscar Denton (b. July 30, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on November 5, 2013.



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.[1]


See also: Mississippi state legislative special elections, 2013

Denton won election in the special election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 55. The seat was vacant following George Flaggs, Jr.'s (D) election as Mayor of Vicksburg. Denton defeated Chris Green, Andrew W. Harrell, Marie Thompson and Joseph E. Williams, Jr. in the special election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[2][3][4][5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 55, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngOscar Denton 54.5% 899
     Independent Chris Green 28.1% 464
     Independent Andrew W. Harrell 8.8% 145
     Independent Marie Thompson 5.6% 92
     Independent Joseph E. Williams, Jr. 3.1% 51
Total Votes 1,651

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Preceded by
George Flaggs, Jr. (D)
Mississippi House of Representatives District 55
November 2013-Present
Succeeded by