Patsy Gregory

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Patsy Gregory
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Candidate for
Mississippi Senate District 8
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Master'sUniversity of Mississippi
(timed out) Campaign website
Patsy Gregory was a Republican candidate for District 8 of the Mississippi State Senate. She was a candidate in the general election and the special election. Both elections will took place on November 8, 2011, and voters each cast two votes. The special election winner will serve out the rest of the current term and the general election winner will serve the four-year term starting in January.[1]

As the chairperson of the Summit for Chichasaw County's Future, Gregory worked to build a downtown park and mural, coordinated the documentation of over 150 historic buildings, and coordinated numerous grants for historic rehabilitation and job creation.

She holds a B.A. in education from Mississippi State University and a MEd from Ole Miss.[2]



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Gregory was defeated in the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 8. She narrowly defeated Victor Horn in the primary on August 2, 2011, winning by just 7 votes. She was defeated by Russell Jolly in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.[3]

Mississippi State Senate, District 8 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRussell Jolly 66.3% 11,558
     Republican Patsy Gregory 33.7% 5,872
Total Votes 17,430

Mississippi State Senate, District 8 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatsy Gregory 50.1% 1,330
Victor Horn 49.9% 1,323
Total Votes 2,653

Special election

Gregory was defeated in the 2011 special election for Mississippi Senate District 8. She faced Russell Jolly (D) in the special election.


On her 2011 campaign page, (timed out) (timed out) Gregory explains her decision to seek public office:

  • "I am running for this Senate Seat because I care deeply for this Region and feel strongly that through a commitment to Economic Development, Education and Efficient Government we CAN build a better future for our children. I have a passion to make a difference and a determination to face head on problems that affect our Region with workable solutions. We can no longer hide our heads in the sand. We must create better economic opportunities so that our children want to and CAN stay in Mississippi."


Gregory has served on the boards of the Okolona Area Habitat for Humanity, the Okolona Area Chamber of Commerce, Daughters of American Revolution, the Lanier Club - General Federation of Women's Clubs, and the Tupelo Ballet League. She and her husband, Bob, have three daughters.

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