Lester Spell

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Lester Spell
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Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce
Former officeholder
In office
January 1996 - January 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2007
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Richland, Mississippi
1975 - 1996
Education
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
OtherAuburn University (1968)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1968 - 1970
Personal
Place of birthRichland, Mississippi
ProfessionVeterinarian/Farmer
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Personal website
Lester Spell was the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. Spell, a Republican, served in the position from January 1996 to January 2012.

Elections

2011

Spell did not run for re-election in 2011.

2007

Spell won re-election in the November 2007 election, defeating Rickey Cole (D) and Paul Leslie Riley (C).[1]

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce (2003)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lester Spell (R) 371,191 51.02%
Rickey Cole (D) 308,693 42.43%
Paul Leslie Riley (C) 47,647 6.55%

2003

Spell won re-election in the November 2003 election, defeating Max Phillips and Bob Claunch.[2]

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce (2003)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lester Spell (R) 564,283 66.11%
Max Phillips 274,097 32.11%
Bob Claunch 15,229 1.78%

Campaign donors

2007

In 2007 Spell collected $526,781 in donations.[3]

Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Republican Party $100,000
Stace Smith $10,000
Mr. Joe Oglesby Jr $10,000
Mr. Gary Clark Sr $8,000
Mrs. and Mr. Ralph Morgan $6,750


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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture
1996-2012
Succeeded by
Cindy Hyde-Smith