Randall Patterson

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Randall Patterson
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 115
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sMississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Date of birthFebruary 4, 1948
Place of birthBiloxi, Mississippi
ProfessionCo-Owner, "Lank" Patterson Mechanical Contractors
Office website
Randall Patterson (b. February 4, 1948) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 115. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Patterson served as a Democrat until he announced his switch to the GOP on September 25, 2014.[1]


Patterson earned his A.A. from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, B.S. from University of Southern Mississippi, and M.Ed. from William Carey College. His professional experience includes working as co-owner of "Lank" Patterson Mechanical Contractors.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Patterson served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Ports, Harbors and Airports, Vice Chair
Universities and Colleges
Ways and Means


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Patterson served on the following committees:


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Patterson 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.[3]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Patterson won re-election to District 115 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Patrick Williams in the November 8 general election.[4][5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 115 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRandall Patterson Incumbent 71.3% 1,343
     Republican Patrick Williams 28.7% 541
Total Votes 1,884


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Patterson was re-elected in District 115, running unopposed in the general election.[6] He defeated Wallace Barnes in the primary election.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 115 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Randall Patterson (D) 1,751 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Patterson received $45,884 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randall Patterson's campaign in 2011
R P Campaign Fund$27,500
Mississippi Hospital Association$5,000
Chevron Corp$1,000
Mississippi Democratic Party$734
Total Raised in 2011 $45,884
Total Votes received in 2011 1,343
Cost of each vote received $34.17


In 2007, Patterson collected $49,646 in donations.[9]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Patterson, Randall H. $15,000
Improve Mississippi $7,466
Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association $1,300
AT&T $1,250
Baus, Mr. and Mrs. M. Walker $1,000


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Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.===2014=== In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[10]

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