Philip Gunn

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Philip Gunn
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 56
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 11
State Speaker of the House
2012 - present
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 4, 2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBaylor University
J.D.University of Mississippi School of Law
Date of birthJanuary 27, 1963
Office website
Philip Gunn (b. January 27, 1963) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003. Gunn has served as State Speaker of the House since 2012.


Gunn is an attorney. He earned his B.B.A. from Baylor University and J.D. from the University of Mississippi School Of Law.[1]

Committee assignments

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:


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Gunn served on the following committees:



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.[2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

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.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 56 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Gunn Incumbent 77.8% 9,519
     Democratic Jim Culberson 22.2% 2,711
Total Votes 12,230


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Gunn was re-elected in District 56. He ran unopposed.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 56 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Philip Gunn (R) 8,748 100.0%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Gunn received $70,069 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Ashland Inc. $1,200
VST Public Affairs Inc. $1,000
FBS $1,000
AT&T $900
MAE PAC $500


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]


Gunn has been a member of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Hinds County Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.[1]

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