|Mississippi State Senate District 37|
|1980 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Bachelor's||Delta State University|
|Master's||University of Southern Mississippi, 1965|
|Place of birth||Natchez, MS|
Dearing joined the Mississippi State Senate in 1980 and served in that position until 2012.
Dearing has worked as Vice President of Sale/Marketing for Silent Knight Incorporated. He served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1962. He also worked as an Elementary Teacher for Natchez-Adams County School District from 1958 to 1962, and he worked as Principal from 1962 to 1966. From 1966 to 1986 he was an Associate for International Business Machines Corporation. He has been an Agent for American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus since 1990.
Dearing earned his BSE from Delta State University in 1957. He went on to receive his ME in Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1965.
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Dearing was appointed to these committees:
- Appropriations Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Economic Development Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Highways and Transportation Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Insurance Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Oil, Gas and Other Minerals Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Public Health and Welfare Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee, Mississippi Senate
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011
Dearing lost his bid for re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 37. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Melanie Sojourner defeated Stephen Oglesby in the Republican primary. Dearing lost to Sojourner in the general election on November 8, 2011.
|Mississippi State Senate, District 37 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Robert Dearing Incumbent||48.9%||9,814|
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007
Robert Dearing raised $61,635 for his campaign.
|Mississippi Senate, District 37|
|Robert Dearing (D)||14,722||100%|
In 2009 Robert Dearing collected $10,150 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2009 were:
|MS Eye PAC||$1,000|
|Denbury Resources Inc.||$1,000|
Dearing and his wife, Shelley, have three children.
- Legislative profile on Project Vote Smart
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
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