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Oscar Denton
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 55
Incumbent
In office
November 29, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolRosa A. Temple High School
Personal
Date of birthJuly 30, 1953
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Oscar Denton (b. July 30, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on November 5, 2013.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Corrections
Municipalities
Workforce Development
Youth and Family Affairs

Elections

2015

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[1]

2013

See also: Mississippi state legislative special elections, 2013

Denton won election in the special election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 55. The seat was vacant following George Flaggs, Jr.'s (D) election as Mayor of Vicksburg. Denton defeated Chris Green, Andrew W. Harrell, Marie Thompson and Joseph E. Williams, Jr. in the special election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[2][3][4][5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 55, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngOscar Denton 54.5% 899
     Independent Chris Green 28.1% 464
     Independent Andrew W. Harrell 8.8% 145
     Independent Marie Thompson 5.6% 92
     Independent Joseph E. Williams, Jr. 3.1% 51
Total Votes 1,651

Scorecards

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2014

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]

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Flaggs, Jr. (D)
Mississippi House of Representatives District 55
November 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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