Sonya Williams-Barnes

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Sonya Williams-Barnes
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 119
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Sonya Williams-Barnes is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 119. She was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Williams-Barnes served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Conservation and Water Resources
Marine Resources
Ports, Harbors and Airports
Public Health and Human Services


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Williams-Barnes 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.[1]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Williams-Barnes won election to District 119 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She defeated Jacqueline Johnson, John Johnson, and Robert Williams, in the primary on August 2, 2011. She defeated Richard Marsh in a primary runoff on August 23.[2] Williams-Barnes was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives District 119 Democratic Primary Runoff, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSonya Williams-Barnes 58.8% 1,164
Richard Marsh 41.2% 814
Total Votes 1,978
Mississippi House of Representatives District 119 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSonya Williams-Barnes 44% 969
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Marsh 24.3% 535
John Johnson 12.8% 282
Jacqueline Johnson 11.2% 246
Robert Williams 7.8% 171
Total Votes 2,203

Campaign donors


In 2011, Williams-Barnes received $30,902 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sonya Williams-Barnes's campaign in 2011
Old Place Llc$7,000
Mississippi Hospital Association$4,500
Brosig Group$1,000
Williams, Rev Theodore$1,000
Espinoza, Cholene & Ratner, Ellen$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $30,902
Total Votes received in 2011 3,437
Cost of each vote received $8.99


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.[6]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frances Fredericks
Mississippi House of Representatives District 119
2012 – Present
Succeeded by