|Mississippi State Senate District 20|
|2008 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 6, 2007|
|Place of birth||Ripley, MS|
|Profession||Woodridge Capital Portfolio Management|
Yancey joined the Mississippi State Senate in 2008 and served in that position until 2012.
Yancey has worked as a Public Affair Consultant and a Minister. He currently works for Woodridge Capital Portfolio Management.
Yancey earned his MDiv and DMin from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also attended Mississippi College.Yancey unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for Mississippi Treasurer in 2011.
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Yancey was appointed to these committees:
- Compilation, Revision and Publication Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Drug Policy Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Education Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Ethics Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Finance Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Highways and Transportation Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Insurance Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Judiciary, Division A Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Public Health and Welfare Committee, Mississippi Senate
Yancey ran for Mississippi Treasurer in 2011. Facing Lucien Smith and Lynn Fitch in the August 2 primary he came in second, but since no candidate won 50 percent of the vote, a runoff with Fitch took place on August 23.
|Treasurer -- Republican primary results|
|Republican Party||Lynn Fitch||38%|
|Republican Party||Lucien Smith||29%|
|Republican Party||Lee Yancey||34%|
Fitch defeated Yancey in the runoff, taking 53 percent of the vote.
|Treasurer - Republican primary runoff results|
|Republican Party||Lynn Fitch||53%|
|Republican Party||Lee Yancey||47%|
On his campaign website, Yancey listed four main issues:
- $20 Billion of Your Tax Money
- Excerpt: "The State Treasurer is responsible for managing over $20 billion of your tax money. That's why the choice you make in the August 2nd Republican Primary election is an important one..."
- Lower Taxes
- Excerpt: "Mississippi citizens do not need higher taxes. Lee Yancey is the only candidate running for State Treasurer, who has an actual voting record for everyone to see. In his four years in the State Senate, Yancey never voted for a tax increase."
- Reduce Government Debt
- Excerpt: "As your Treasurer, Yancey will bring fiscal discipline to the Bond Commission and emphasize paying off existing debt faster, because you never know what might happen with the economy."
- Protecting Mississippi from Obama
- Excerpt: "As your State Treasurer, Yancey will add his voice to the voices of other conservative leaders across the country, in calling for Washington D.C. to back off. Yancey believes in the U.S. Constitution and supports the 10th Amendment, which grants the states primary authority over how we govern our lives."
Ads relating to the campaign
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007
Lee Yancey raised $81,057 for his campaign.
|Mississippi Senate, District 20|
|Lee Yancey (R)||24,647||100%|
In 2009 Lee Yancey collected $39,050 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2009 were:
|Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association||$1,000|
|Mississippi State Farm||$1,000|
|MD Eye PAC||$1,000|
Yancey and his wife, Courtney, have two children.
- Official campaign website
- Lee Yancey's personal website
- Legislative profile on Project Vote Smart
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007
- Lee Yancey on Twitter
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Election 2011 Runoff Results," accessed November 3, 2011
- Lee Yancey for Treasurer, "Issues," accessed July 16, 2011
- Mississippi State Senate official election results for 2007
- Follow the Money's report on Yancey's 2007 campaign contributions
- 2009 contributors to Lee Yancey
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