Thomas Weathersby, Sr.

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Tom Weathersby
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 62
Incumbent
In office
1992 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 5, 1991
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sHinds Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Master'sMississippi College
Personal
BirthdayJuly 24, 1944
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas "Tom" Weathersby, Sr. (b. July 24, 1944) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 62. He was first elected to the chamber in 1993.

Biography

Weathersby earned his A.A. from Hinds Community College, B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi, and M.Ed. from Mississippi College. His professional experience includes working as a businessman.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Corrections
Education
Insurance
Municipalities
Public Property, Chair
Ways and Means

2010-2011

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

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Weathersby won re-election to District 62 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[2][3]

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Weathersby was re-elected in District 62, defeating Independent challenger Jim Giles.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 62 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Thomas Weathersby, Sr. (R) 6,324 83.39%
Jim Giles (Independent) 1,260 16.61%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Weathersby received $5,100 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Weathersby, Sr.'s campaign in 2011
State Farm$1,500
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association$500
Mississippi Medical Association$500
Mississippi Dental Association$500
AT&T$400
Total Raised in 2011 $5,100
Total Votes received in 2011 7,986
Cost of each vote received $0.64

2007

In 2007, Weathersby collected $24,100 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
AT&T $1,500
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association $1,450
Electric Power Associates of Mississippi $1,400
Mississippi Medical Associattion $1,000
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi $1,000

Scorecards

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2014

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

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[8]

Personal

Weathersby is married with three children. He has been a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, Copiah County Chamber of Commerce, Florence Riding Club, Kiwanis, Lions Club, Masons, Mississippi Cattlemen's Association, National Conference of State Legislators, and the National Rifle Association.[1]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 62
1992–present
Succeeded by
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