Bobby Moak

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Bobby Moak
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 53
In office
1984 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 31
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 1983
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesSouthwest Mississippi Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Date of birthJuly 13, 1958
Office website
Robert "Bobby" Moak (b. July 13, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 1983.


Moak earned his A.A. from Southwest Mississippi Community College, B.P.A. from the University of Mississippi and J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney in private practice.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Banking and Financial Services
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Public Health and Human Services
Ways and Means


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


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


Race for Speaker

Following House Speaker William McCoy's (D) decision not to run for re-election in 2011, lawmakers poised to run for his position. According to reports, Moak was considered a possible candidate for the speakership. A possible frontrunner was Jeffrey Smith (R) who narrowly lost the 2008 speaker election by a single vote. Lawmakers elected Philip Gunn (R) at the start of the 2012 session.[2][3]



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.[4]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Moak won re-election to District 53 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[5]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Moak was re-elected in District 53, defeating Constitution Party challenger Carl Mason.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 53 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Robert Moak (D) 4,730 76.22%
Carl Mason (Constitution) 1,476 23.78%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Moak received $130,760 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bobby Moak's campaign in 2011
State Farm$9,000
Believe PAC II$6,000
Sims, Kristle$5,000
Carter, Rick$5,000
Nutt, David H$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $130,760
Total Votes received in 2011 7,056
Cost of each vote received $18.53


In 2007, Moak collected $169,445 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Moak, Bobby $22,780
Penn National Gaming $11,000
Grisham, John & Renee $10,000
Louneadable/Welsh, Gary/Kathleen $3,000
Ameristar Casinos $3,000


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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]


Moak has been a member of the 5th Circuit Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Mississippi College Alumni Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, and the Moose. He is married with two children.[1]

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