|Mississippi State Senate, District 10|
|2012 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Mayor of Senatobia|
|Bachelor's||Mississippi State University|
Hale has served as Tate County Planning Director, President of the Tate County Board of Supervisors, Senatobia Alderman, and Mayor of Senatobia.
Hale earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. His professional experience includes working for Hale Lumber Company, a small family-owned business started by his grandfather.
On his website, Hale highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Committed to Education
- Education is one of my top priorities. As a veteran educator, my wife, Cindy, shares my passion for a strong education system. If elected, I will advocate for educators and those who have no voice of their own, our students. As a parent and a grandparent, I understand that adequate education funding from pre-kindergarten to college is critical to the economic growth of our community and the quality of life of our children.
- I also understand that unchecked spending is not the solution. A responsibly developed education budget with required performance and accountability is critical to successfully implementing a system that works.
- Committed to Jobs
- As former head of Mississippi’s lead economic development agency, I understand the impact that a trained and educated work force within our community has on prospective employers, both from existing and new businesses. Education and job creation should go hand in hand. A commitment to a strong education system is the best workforce development investment our state can make.
- If elected, I will:
- Use experience in the recruiting process to attract new jobs to our community;
- Support adequate funding for existing workforce training programs; and
- Promote the retention and expansion of our in-state employers.
- Committed to Independent-Thinking
- As a husband, parent, grandparent, and Christian, I understand that my participation in the decision-making process should be based on the values and needs of our community. I will provide the people of District 10 with strong, effective and loyal leadership. I understand that government exists to serve the people, and my role as State Senator will be to act as a mechanism for improving the overall quality of life in District 10.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Hale served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Economic Development, Vice Chair|
|• Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency|
|• Investigate State Offices|
|• Judiciary, Division A|
|• Universities and Colleges|
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011
Hale won the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 10. He defeated Michael Cathey in the primary on August 2, 2011. Vann Branch ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Hale defeated Branch in the general election on November 8, 2011.
|Mississippi State Senate, District 10 General Election, 2011|
|Mississippi State Senate, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2011|
In 2011, Hale received $36,270 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Hale's campaign in 2011|
|Hale, Steve & Cindy||$10,000|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$5,000|
|Mississippi Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Unreadable, Carolyn H||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$36,270|
|Total Votes received in 2011||12,846|
|Cost of each vote received||$2.82|
Hale and his wife, Cindy, have two children and two grandchildren.
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