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Dean Kirby
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Mississippi State Senate, District 30
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 elected1991
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLa Salle University
Date of birthNovember 21, 1946
Place of birthLake City, Arkansas
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Dean Kirby (b. November 21, 1946) is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 1991.

Kirby was County Chair of the Republican Executive Committee in 1977.


Kirby attended Mississippi College, and earned his B.S. from La Salle University. His professional experience includes owning Dean Kirby Insurance Agency since 1979.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Public Health and Welfare, Chair
Finance, Vice Chair
Highways and Transportation
Interstate and Federal Cooperation
Judiciary, Division A
Legislative Budget


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Kirby served on these committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Kirby served on these committees:



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 November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[1]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Kirby won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 30. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2 and in the general election on November 8, 2011.[2]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Dean Kirby ran unopposed for District 30 of the Mississippi State Senate.[3]

Dean Kirby raised $41,100 for his campaign.[4]

Mississippi Senate, District 30
Candidates Votes Percent
Dean Kirby (R) 13,499 100%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Kirby received $115,737 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dean Kirby's campaign in 2011
Health Management Associates Of Mississippi$5,500
Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians$5,000
Tower Loan$4,000
State Farm$3,000
Clay Firm$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $115,737
Total Votes received in 2011 16,123
Cost of each vote received $7.18


In 2009, Dean Kirby collected $151,000 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Capitol Advocacy Group PAC $12,500
Shelby Hopkins $5,000
MAE-PAC $3,500
Tower Loan $3,000


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

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[8]


Kirby and his wife, Jean, have three children.

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Preceded by
Mississippi State Senate District 30
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