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Thomas Weathersby, Sr.

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Tom Weathersby
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 62
In office
1992 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 23
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
Associate'sHinds Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Master'sMississippi College
Date of birthJuly 24, 1944
Office website
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.


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

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Public Property, Chair
Ways and Means


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Weathersby 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, 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.[3][4]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Weathersby was re-elected in District 62, defeating Independent challenger Jim Giles.[5]

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


In 2011, Weathersby received $5,100 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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
Total Raised in 2011 $5,100
Total Votes received in 2011 7,986
Cost of each vote received $0.64


In 2007, Weathersby collected $24,100 in donations.[7]

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


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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]


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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