|Mississippi House of Representatives District 78|
|2000 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2007|
|First elected||November 2, 1999|
|Associate's||East Central Community College|
|Bachelor's||Mississippi State University|
|Date of birth||February 5, 1948|
Nicholson works as an agent for State Farm Insurance. He earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University and AA from East Central Community College.
Nicholson is Board Vice Chairman of East Central Community College, and on the Board of Directors of the Union Chamber of Commerce. He is married and has 2 children.
Nicholson served on the following committees:
- Ethics (Vice-Chair)
- Public Health And Human Services
- Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Nicholson did not seek re-election in 2011.
On November 6, 2007, Nicholson was re-elected in District 78, defeating Republican challenger Randal Rushing.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 78 (2007)|
|Billy Nicholson (D)||3,477||57.19%|
|Randal Rushing (R)||2,603||42.81%|
In 2007, Nicholson collected $21,214 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$2,500|
|Mississippi Association of Realtors||$1,500|
|Mississippi State Farm||$1,000|
|Miss Bankers Association PAC||$1,000|
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 78
| Succeeded by|
State of Mississippi
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce | Executive Director of Environmental Quality | Executive Director of Employment Security | Chairman of Public Service Commission |