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Phillip Gandy
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Mississippi State Senate, District 43
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Phillip A. Gandy is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Gandy served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Ethics, Chair
County Affairs
Drug Policy
Veterans and Military Affairs



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Gandy won the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 43. He defeated Robert Hendry and Roun McNeal in the primary on August 2, 2011, and defeated Connie Wilkerson in a primary runoff election on August 23, 2011. Gandy defeated James Walley, who defeated both Dennis Cochran and Tommy Dickerson in the Democratic primary, and Independent James Snyder in the general election on November 8, 2011.[1][2][3][4]

Mississippi State Senate, District 43 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Gandy 55.8% 11,606
     Democratic James Walley 33.8% 7,038
     Independent James Snyder 10.4% 2,167
Total Votes 20,811
Mississippi State Senate, District 43 Republican Primary Runoff, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Gandy 64.9% 1,003
Connie Wilkerson 35.1% 542
Total Votes 1,545
Mississippi State Senate, District 43 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Gandy 39.2% 1,277
Green check mark transparent.pngConnie Wilkerson 30.2% 982
Robert Hendry 11.4% 370
Roun McNeal 19.3% 628
Total Votes 3,257

Campaign donors


In 2011, Gandy received $43,765 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phillip Gandy's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Republican Party$19,045
Gandy, Phillip A.$5,000
The Watchdog PAC$2,000
Wayne County Republican Committee$1,500
Gatlin, Drucilla$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $43,765
Total Votes received in 2011 11,606
Cost of each vote received $3.77


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Political offices
Preceded by
George Dickerson
Mississippi State Senate District 43
Succeeded by