|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 102|
|2008 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 6, 2007|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Master's||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Date of birth||December 31, 1981|
|Place of birth||Meridian, Mississippi|
|Profession||Director, Southern Mississippi Business Assistance Center|
Barker earned his B.A. and M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi. His professional experience includes working as Director of the Southern Mississippi Business Assistance Center.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Barker served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Public Health and Human Services, Vice Chair|
|• Public Property|
|• Universities and Colleges|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Barker served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Select Committee on Poverty, Vice Chair|
|• Public Health and Human Services|
|• Public Property|
|• Universities and Colleges|
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.
On November 8, 2011, Barker won re-election to District 102 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Ric McCluskey in the primary on August 2, 2011. Barker defeated Democratic candidate David Cook in the November 8 general election.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 102 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Toby Barker Incumbent||65.9%||3,957|
On November 6, 2007, Barker was elected in District 102, defeating Democratic challenger Jolly Matthews III in the general election.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 102 (2007)|
|Toby Barker (R)||2,955||62.59%|
|Jolly Matthews III (D)||1,766||37.41%|
In 2011, Barker received $74,475 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Toby Barker's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi House Republican Conference||$4,000|
|Mississippi Bankers Association||$3,000|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$2,500|
|Mississippi Medical Association||$2,000|
|Barksdale, James L||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$74,475|
|Total Votes received in 2011||3,957|
|Cost of each vote received||$18.82|
In 2007, Barker collected $87,931 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Republican Party||$15,000|
|Mississippi Association of Realtors||$4,000|
|Home Builders Association of Mississippi||$3,000|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee: Legislator "Business and Jobs" Report Card
- Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."
Barker is a member of the Area Development Partnership, Downtown Association, Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Chapter, Pine Belt Innovation Council, and the Rotary Club.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Barker
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2015 Elections Calendar," accessed December 2, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2011 Primary Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official 2011 General Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributions to Toby Barker
- StateScape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee, "Legislator 'Business & Jobs' Report Card - 2014 Legislative Session," accessed August 30, 2014
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