|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 56|
|2004 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||10|
|State Speaker of the House|
|2012 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 4, 2003|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|J.D.||University of Mississippi School of Law|
|Birthday||January 27, 1963|
Gunn is an attorney. He earned his B.B.A. from Baylor University and J.D. from the University of Mississippi School Of Law.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Gunn served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Compilation, Revision and Publication|
|• Legislative Budget, Vice Chair|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Gunn served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Conservation and Water Resources|
|• Judiciary A|
|• Judiciary En Banc|
|• Juvenile Justice|
|• Public Utilities|
|• Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks|
On November 8, 2011, Gunn won re-election to District 56 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Jim Culberson in the November 8 general election.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 56 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Philip Gunn Incumbent||77.8%||9,519|
On November 6, 2007, Gunn was re-elected in District 56. He ran unopposed.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 56 (2007)|
|Philip Gunn (R)||8,748||100.0%|
In 2011, Gunn received $70,069 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Philip Gunn's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Realtor Association||$3,000|
|Mississippi Medical Association||$3,000|
|Home Builders Association Of Mississippi||$2,000|
|Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$70,069|
|Total Votes received in 2011||9,519|
|Cost of each vote received||$7.36|
In 2007, Gunn collected $14,550 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|VST Public Affairs Inc.||$1,000|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee: Legislator "Business and Jobs" Report Card
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Gunn has been a member of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Hinds County Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gunn
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2011 Primary Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official 2011 General Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributions to Philip Gunn
- StateScape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee, "Legislator 'Business & Jobs' Report Card - 2014 Legislative Session," accessed August 30, 2014
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