Reecy Dickson

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Reecy Dickson
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 42
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 22
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 5, 1991
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMississippi Valley State University
Master'sMississippi State University
Date of birthOctober 24, 1944
ProfessionInsurance/consultant services
Office website
Reecy L. Dickson (b. October 24, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 42. She was first elected to the chamber in 1993.


Dickson earned her B.S. from Mississippi Valley State University and M.A. from Mississippi State University. Her professional experience includes working in consultant services and insurance.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Workforce Development


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Dickson 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, Dickson won re-election to District 42 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She defeated David Callahan in the primary on August 2, 2011.[3] Dickson was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[4][5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 42 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngReecy Dickson Incumbent 62.4% 4,486
     Independent Roy VanDevender 37.6% 2,699
Total Votes 7,185
Mississippi House of Representatives District 42 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngReecy Dickson Incumbent 66.3% 3,898
David Callahan 33.7% 1,978
Total Votes 5,876


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Dickson was re-elected in District 42, defeating Republican challenger Janie Gregg.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 42 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Reecy Dickson (D) 4,060 67.72%
Janie Gregg (R) 1,935 32.28%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Dickson received $5,000 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Reecy Dickson's campaign in 2011
Enpac - The Power Of People$500
Brown, Cecil$500
Mississippi Dental Association$500
State Farm$500
Mississippi Malt Beverage Association$300
Total Raised in 2011 $5,000
Total Votes received in 2011 4,486
Cost of each vote received $1.11


In 2007, Dickson collected $11,700 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
McNair, Rhonda $2,500
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $2,000
Unitedhealth Care $1,000
Mississippi Hospital Association $1,000
Mississippi Dental Association $1,000


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[10]


Dickson has been a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Order of the Eastern Star.[1]

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