|Mississippi House of Representatives District 23|
|2004 - Present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 4, 2003|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||University of Mississippi, 1980|
|Associate's||Northwest Community College, 1978|
|J.D.||University of Mississippi Law School, 1982|
|Birthday||July 25, 1958|
Beckett works as an attorney for the City of Bruce and in private practice. He previously served as attorney to the Calhoun County School Board from 1992-2003.
Beckett earned his JD from the University of Mississippi Law School, BA from the University of Mississippi, and AA from Northwest Community College.
He is a member of the Bruce Chamber of Commerce, Bruce Touchdown Club, American Bar Association, Mississippi State Bar Association, Rotary, Calhoun County Bar Association, Mississippi Association of City Attorneys, and the Mississippi Prosecutors Association. 
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Beckett served on the following committees:
- Congressional Redistricting
- Judiciary A
- Judiciary En Banc
- Legislative Reapportionment
- Public Property
- Public Utilities, Chair
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Beckett was appointed to the following committees:
On November 8, 2011, Beckett won re-election to District 23 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Steve Whitten in the November 8 general election. 
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 23 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Charles Beckett Incumbent||62.1%||5,072|
On November 6, 2007 Beckett was re-elected in District 23, defeating Democratic challenger Marshall Coleman.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 23 (2007)|
|Charles Beckett (R)||4,198||56.03%|
|Marshall Coleman (D)||3,294||43.97%|
In 2011, Beckett received $69,525 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Charles Beckett's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Bankers Association||$3,000|
|Mississippi Medical Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$69,525|
|Total Votes received in 2011||5,072|
|Cost of each vote received||$13.71|
In 2007, Beckett collected $86,342 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Republican Party||$17,000|
|Mississippi House Republican Conference||$4,000|
|Mississippi Association of Realtors||$3,000|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$2,500|
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Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
Post Office Box 722
Bruce, MS 38915
Phone: 662-983-7358 662-983-7358 (work)
Phone: 662-983-2451 (Home)
Beckett is married with two children.
- Mississippi House Member Page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Profile on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
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