Haskins Montgomery

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Haskins Montgomery
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Mississippi State Senate, District 34
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthFebruary 12, 1952
Place of birthBay Springs, Mississippi
ProfessionFarmer/economic developer/businessman
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Haskins Montgomery (b. February 12, 1952) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Montgomery is not running for re-election in 2015. He is a former alderman and mayor of Bay Springs, Mississippi.


Montgomery attended Mississippi State University and Jones County Junior College. His professional experience includes working as a farmer, economic developer, and businessman.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Veterans and Military Affairs, Chair
Business and Financial Institutions
Economic Development
Judiciary, Division A
Universities and Colleges


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


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Montgomery served on the following committees:



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Montgomery won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 34. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Gary Blakeney ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Montgomery defeated Blakeney in the general election on November 8, 2011.[1]

Mississippi State Senate, District 34 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHaskins Montgomery Incumbent 62.8% 12,950
     Republican Gary Blakeney 37.2% 7,666
Total Votes 20,616


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Montgomery ran for District 34 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Pete Rutland and Terry Therrell.[2]

Montgomery raised $46,855 for his campaign.[3]

Mississippi Senate, District 34
Candidates Votes Percent
Haskins Montgomery (D) 9,895 57.7%
Pete Rutland (R) 6,165 36%
Terry Therrell (I) 1,084 6.3%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Montgomery received $46,999 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Haskins Montgomery's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Hospital Association$5,000
Mcdonald, Robert K$5,000
Mississippi Bankers Association$2,000
Sumrall, William & Suzanne$1,500
Total Raised in 2011 $46,999
Total Votes received in 2011 12,950
Cost of each vote received $3.63


In 2009, Montgomery collected $2,650 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Lea & Associates $500
Check Into Cash $500
Denbury $500
Koch Companies Public Sector $500


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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]


Montgomery and his wife, Diana, have three children.

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Mississippi State Senate District 34
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