Sam Mims, V

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Sam Mims, V
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 97
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 electedNovember 4, 2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDelta State University
Date of birthApril 2, 1972
ProfessionSales Representative
Office website
Sam C. Mims V (b. April 2, 1972) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 97. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.


Mims earned his B.B.A. from Delta State University. His professional experience includes working as a sales representative.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Public Health and Human Services, Chair
Conservation and Water Resources
Judiciary B
Judiciary En Banc


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Mims 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, Mims won re-election to District 97 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[3][4]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Mims was re-elected in District 97, running unopposed.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 97 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Sam Mims, V (R) 4,242 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Mims received $59,625 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sam Mims, V's campaign in 2011
Paradise, David$2,000
Mississippi Dental Association$1,000
Dunaway, Carl R$1,000
Dunaway, Carl W & Charlene$1,000
Woodhaul Inc$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $59,625
Total Votes received in 2011 8,490
Cost of each vote received $7.02


In 2007, Mims collected $43,534 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
Dunway Food Services, Inc. $1,000
Bus Supply Co Inc. $1,000
McMillan, Charles & Karen $1,000
Golden Star Restaurants Inc. $1,000


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]


Mims has been a member of the McComb Rotary Club and Pike County Arts Council.[1]

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