|Mississippi House of Representatives District 20|
|2008 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||January 10, 2012|
|Associate's||Itawamba Junior College, 1971|
|Bachelor's||Mississippi State University, 1973|
|Master's||Mississippi State University, 1977|
|Date of birth||December 21, 1950|
Puckett worked as a teller at Renasant Bank of Amory from 2002-2007, and a teacher at Aberdeen Public Schools from 1973-2002. He earned his Master's and Bachelor's from Mississippi State University, and Associates from Itawamba Junior College.
Puckett served on the following committees:
- Labor (Vice-Chair)
- Judiciary A
- Judiciary En Banc
- Juvenile Justice
Puckett ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 20. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary, but was defeated by Chris Brown (R) in the November 8 general election.
Puckett was one of six incumbents that the Mississippi TEA Party’s Move the House Committee specifically targeted as needing to be defeated in order to gain conservative control of the House.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 20 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Jimmy Puckett Incumbent||44.1%||3,154|
On November 6, 2007, Puckett was elected in District 20, defeating Republican candidate Chris Brown. He defeated Robert Mitchell and David Whitaker in the primary election.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 20 (2007)|
|Jimmy Puckett (D)||3,356||51.01%|
|Chris Brown (R)||3,223||48.99%|
In 2007, Puckett collected $24,210 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi House Democratic Leadership||$24,210|
|Mississippi Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$1,000|
|Mississippi Association of Educators||$500|
|Mississippi Manufacturers Association||$500|
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
508 Eight Street South
Amory, MS 38821
Phone: 662-256-9423 662-256-9423 662-256-9423 (Home)
Puckett is married with one child.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Puckett
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2011 Primary Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official 2011 General Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Sun Herald, "TEA Party targets 10 Mississippi House seats," September 6, 2011
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 20
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