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Wanda Jennings

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Wanda Jennings
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 7
Incumbent
In office
1998 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Wanda Taylor Jennings (b. February 9, 1946) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 7. She was first elected to the chamber in 1997.

Biography

Jennings attended Memphis State University. Her professional experience includes working as a businesswoman.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Education
Fees and Salaries of Public Officers
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Military Affairs, Chair
Workforce Development
Youth and Family Affairs

2010-2011

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

Issues

Yearly gathering

Since 1997, Jennings has hosted a yearly gathering of both current and aspiring Mississippi political figures. In 2011, the topic focused on most in the Jennings living room was education funding. Jennings told her guests that the 2011 gathering represented the largest political gathering of statewide candidates to appear in DeSoto County in the history of her living room forum.[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Wanda Jennings endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [3] She previously endorsed Mitt Romney.[4]

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Jennings won re-election to District 7 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[5]

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Jennings was re-elected in District 7. She ran unopposed in both the primary and general elections.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 7 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Wanda Jennings (R) 3,016 100.00%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Jennings received $5,100 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wanda Jennings's campaign in 2011
AT&T$600
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association$500
Bnsf Railway$500
Mississippi Medical Association$500
Atmos Energy$500
Total Raised in 2011 $5,100
Total Votes received in 2011 5,371
Cost of each vote received $0.95

2007

In 2007, Jennings collected $6,600 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association $1,000
Advance America Cash Advance $500
Mississippi Bankers Association $500
Mississippi Association of Mortgage Brokers $450
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association $400

Personal

Jennings has been a member of the DeSoto Area Republican Women, Secretary of the DeSoto County Republican Party, Director of the Olive Branch Community Theatre, and a member of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce.[1]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 7
1998–present
Succeeded by
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