Perry Lee

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Perry Lee
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Mississippi State Senate, District 35
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
Master'sMississippi State University
Date of birthSeptember 24, 1952
Place of birthMcComb, Mississippi
Office website
Perry Lee (b. September 24, 1952) is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Lee is not running for re-election in 2015.


Lee earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University, and M.A. from Mississippi State University. Now retired, his professional experience includes working for Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Local and Private, Chair
Highways and Transportation, Vice Chair
Enrolled Bills
Environmental Protection, Conservation and Water Resources
Judiciary, Division B
Universities and Colleges


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


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Lee served on these committees:



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Lee won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 35. He defeated challenger Cliff Brown in the primary on August 2, 2011. No candidates ran in the Democratic primary. Lee won the general election unopposed on November 8, 2011.[1]

Mississippi State Senate, District 35 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPerry Lee Incumbent 66.3% 6,128
Cliff Brown 33.7% 3,110
Total Votes 9,238


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Perry Lee ran for District 35 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Parker Dykes.[2]

Perry Lee raised $47,154 for his campaign.[3]

Mississippi Senate, District 35
Candidates Votes Percent
Perry Lee (R) 11,095 70.9%
Parker Dykes (D) 4,542 29.1%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Lee received $44,250 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Perry Lee's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Coalition For Progress$4,000
Mississippi Medical Association$2,000
Blaine Companies$2,000
Mississippi Manufacturers Association$2,000
Mississippi Bank$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $44,250
Total Votes received in 2011 6,128
Cost of each vote received $7.22


In 2009 Perry Lee collected $3,950 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Monsanto Chemical Co. $500
Weyerhaeuser Co. $500
Advance America Cash Advance $500
Georgia-Pacific $500


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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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]


Lee and his wife, Janella, have two children.

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Mississippi State Senate District 35
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