Chris Massey

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Chris Massey
Chris Massey.jpg
Mississippi State Senate, District 1
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionVice President, Massey Home Builders
Office website
Campaign website
Chris Massey (b. September 13, 1971) is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.


Massey attended Northwest Community College, receiving a Realtor's License. His professional experience includes serving as Vice President of Massey Home Builders.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Housing, Vice Chair
Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Highways and Transportation


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Massey served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Massey's campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Supported increased funding for K-12 schools."
  • Excerpt: "Voted to raise teacher pay."
  • Excerpt: "Opposed Common Core."
  • Excerpt: "Sponsored law giving small businesses more flexibility in dealing with regulations."
  • Excerpt: "Supported Mississippi sportsmen by passing a law permitting use of certain primitive weapons during deer season."
  • Excerpt: "Voted 100% pro-life."



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election on November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2] No Democratic candidates filed for election. James David Eubanks will face incumbent Chris Massey in the Republican primary.[3]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Massey ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 1. He defeated incumbent Doug Davis in the primary on August 2, 2011, and faced no opposition in the general election. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[4]

Mississippi State Senate, District 1 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Massey 52.2% 3,839
Doug Davis Incumbent 47.8% 3,513
Total Votes 7,352

Campaign donors


In 2011, Massey received $69,164 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Massey's campaign in 2011
LLC Enterprises LLC$10,000
Bailey, Gary C & Cindy Cason$10,000
D O A Corp$5,000
Home Builders Association Of Mississippi$5,000
Alexander, Daniel$4,000
Total Raised in 2011 $69,164


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[6]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[7]


Massey and his wife, Cathy Herron, have three children. Massey has been the President of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Davis
Mississippi State Senate District 1
Succeeded by