Deborah Tierce

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Deborah Tierce
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Candidate for
Mississippi House of Representatives
District 21
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Master'sMississippi State University
ProfessionCommunication Instructor, Itawamba Community College
Campaign website
Deborah Tierce was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 21 of the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Tierce is a communication instructor at Itawamba Community College and a leadership skills training specialist and motivational speaker. She holds a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University.[1]


Campaign themes


Tierce's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • "I am for Conservative Values – God, Family, Country, Work, Dignity"
  • "I am for making Jobs (paychecks) more attractive than government checks."
  • "I am for Protecting the Unborn – PRO LIFE"
  • "I am for Less Government Regulation – Pro Business & Industry"
  • "I am for Lower Taxes and Less Frivolous Spending"
  • "I am for Lowering the Debt in Mississippi"
  • "I am for putting government back in the hands of the people and not in the hands of Obama-like Liberals in Congress"



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

Tierce ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 21. She defeated Terry Stewart in the primary on August 2, 2011.[3] Tierce was defeated by incumbent Democrat Donnie Bell in the November 8 general election.

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 21 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonnie Bell Incumbent 59.5% 4,434
     Republican Deborah Tierce 40.5% 3,017
Total Votes 7,451

Mississippi House of Representatives District 21 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Tierce 54.4% 351
Terry Stewart 45.6% 294
Total Votes 645



Tierce was endorsed by the Mississippi Tea Party. The 21st is one of 10 districts the Tea Party’s Move the House Committee specifically targeted as necessary to win in order to gain conservative control of the House.[4]


Tierce and her husband, Larry, have three daughters and six grandchildren.

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