Bobby Shows

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Bobby Shows
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 89
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
Date of birthAugust 28, 1938
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Bobby Shows (b. August 28, 1938) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the 89th District. He was first elected to the chamber in 1991.

Shows was initially elected as a Democrat. He switched his affiliation to the Republican Party in December 2010.[1]


Shows' professional experience includes being co-owner of Shows Brothers Farm Supply.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
County Affairs, Chair
Public Health and Human Services
Public Utilities
Universities and Colleges


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


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


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Shows won re-election to District 89 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Jerdon Welborn in the November 8 general election.[4][5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 89 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Shows Incumbent 70.5% 5,721
     Democratic Jerdon Welborn 29.5% 2,398
Total Votes 8,119


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Shows was re-elected in District 89, running unopposed.[6] He defeated Tucker Buchanan in the primary election.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 89 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Bobby Shows (D) 6,534 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Shows received $30,885 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bobby Shows's campaign in 2011
Mississippi House Republican Conference$2,000
Mississippi Bankers Association$2,000
Herrington, Nan$1,000
Fenton, Jay & Janie$1,000
Mississippi Hospital Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $30,885
Total Votes received in 2011 5,721
Cost of each vote received $5.4


In 2007, Shows collected $32,150 in donations.[9]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Howard, Billy $3,000
Mississippi Medical Association $3,000
Mississippi Bankers Association $2,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $1,500
AT&T $1,500


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[10]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[11]


Shows is a member of Cattlemen's Association, Farm Bureau, M&M Bank Board, Mississippi Arts Fair for Handicapped Board, and Board Chair of Southeastern Mississippi Livestock Association.[2]

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