Blaine Eaton, II
|Blaine Eaton, II|
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 79|
|1996 - Present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 7, 1995|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Mississippi State University|
Eaton as a farmer and logger. He earned his BS from Mississippi State University and also attended Jones Junior College.
He is a member of the Farm Bureau, Forestry Association, Masonic Lodge, Mississippi Cattlemen's Association, National Rifle Association, and Taylorsville Lions Club.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Eaton served on the following committees:
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Eaton was appointed to the following committees:
- Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (Chair)
- Fees and Salaries of Public Officers
- Public Health And Human Services
- Public Utilities
- Select Committee on Utility Cost Recovery
On November 8, 2011, Eatonwon re-election to District 79 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Frankie Chisholm in the primary on August 2, 2011. Eaton defeated Republican Ron Swindall in the November 8 general election. 
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 79 General Election, 2011|
|Democrat||Blaine Eaton, II Incumbent||57.6%||4,956|
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 79 Democratic Primary, 2011|
|Blaine Eaton, II Incumbent||69.2%||3,909|
Eaton is one of six incumbents that the Mississippi TEA Party’s Move the House Committee specifically targeted as needing to be defeated in order to gain conservative control of the House.
On November 6, 2007 Eaton was re-elected in District 79, defeating Republican challenger Bill Allen.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 79 (2007)|
|Blaine Eaton, II (D)||5,265||63.14%|
|Bill Allen (R)||3,074||36.86%|
In 2011, Eaton received $68,077 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Blaine Eaton, II's campaign in 2011|
|House Democratic Victory Pac||$15,980|
|Mississippi Association For Justice||$3,800|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$2,500|
|House Democratic Leadership Of Mississippi||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$68,077|
|Total Votes received in 2011||5,956|
|Cost of each vote received||$11.43|
In 2007, Eaton collected $16,150 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Electric Power Associates of Mississippi||$1,300|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$1,000|
|Mississippi Road Builders Association||$1,000|
- Mississippi House Member Page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Eaton
- ↑ Associated Press, "Mississippi Primary Election Results," accessed August 3, 2011.
- ↑ Mississippi Secretary of State, 2011 Official Primary Candidate List
- ↑ Sun Herald, "TEA Party targets 10 Mississippi House seats," September 6, 2011
- ↑ http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94598
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