|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 56|
|2004 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||11|
|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|
|Date of birth||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.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Gunn served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Compilation, Revision and Publication, Vice Chair|
|• Legislative Budget, Vice Chair|
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|
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.
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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- Mississippi State Legislature
- Mississippi House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Joint Committees
- Mississippi state legislative districts
- 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, "2015 Elections Calendar," accessed December 2, 2014
- 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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