Chuck Espy

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Chuck Espy
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 26
In office
2000 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 15
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 2, 1999
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSouthern University at Baton Rouge
ProfessionFuneral home owner
Office website
Chuck Espy is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 1999.

Espy is not running for re-election to the State House in 2015.


Espy earned his B.A. from Southern University at Baton Rouge. His professional experience includes working as the owner of the Century Funeral Home and Burial Association and the Espy Cemetery Corporation.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Investigate State Offices, Chair
Fees and Salaries of Public Officers


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Espy served on the following committees:



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Espy won re-election to District 26 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Espy was re-elected in District 26, running unopposed. He defeated Buster Moton in the primary election.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 26 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Cuck Espy (D) 2,628 100.0%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Espy received $4,700 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chuck Espy's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Medical Association$500
Health Management Associates Of Mississippi$500
Chevron Policy Govt$500
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association$500
Atmos Energy$500
Total Raised in 2011 $4,700
Total Votes received in 2011 2,919
Cost of each vote received $1.61


In 2007, Espy collected $34,494 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Espy, Chuck $2,000
Espy, Henry $2,000
Newson, Johnny $1,380
Espy, Vickie $1,200
MRBAPAC $1,000


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]


Espy is the founder of the Chuck Espy Foundation; and has been Chairman of the Foundation for Education and Economic Development, and a member of the Haven United Methodist Church, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, President's Council on Race Relations, and the Prince Hall Masons.[1]

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Preceded by
Mississippi House of Representatives District 26
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