|Mississippi House of Representatives District 51|
|1996 - Present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 7, 1995|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Delta State University|
|Master's||Jackson State University|
|Birthday||May 4, 1937|
Straughter is an educator. He earned his MBA and MS from Jackson State University, and BA from Delta State University.
He is a member of the Elks, Haywood County Association of Educators, Mississippi Association of Education, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Education Association, and Omega Psi Phi.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Straughter served on the following committees:
- Conservation and Water Resources
- Fees and Salaries of Public Officers, Vice-Chair
- Public Property
- Workforce Development
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Straughter was appointed to the following committees:
On November 8, 2011, Straughter won re-election to District 51 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Gary Farmer and Whitfield Harrington in the August 2 primary, and won the November 8 general election uncontested.
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 51 Democratic Primary, 2011|
|Rufus Straughter Incumbent||61.9%||3,460|
On November 6, 2007 Straughter was re-elected in District 51. He defeated Gary Farmer in the primary election, and ran unopposed in the general election.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 51 (2007)|
|Rufus Straughter (D)||5,303||100.0%|
In 2011, Straughter received $10,215 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rufus Straughter's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Association For Justice||$1,000|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$1,000|
|Hayes Dent Public Strategy||$600|
|Total Raised in 2011||$10,215|
|Total Votes received in 2011||5,561|
|Cost of each vote received||$1.84|
In 2007, Straughter collected $8,315 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi House Democratic Leadership||$2,000|
|Isle of Capri Casino||$500|
|Isle of Capri Casino||$500|
|Home Builders Association of Mississippi||$500|
|Lawyers Involved for Mississippi Betterment||$500|
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215-1018
120 Van Buren Street
Belzoni, MS 39038
Phone: 662-247-2728 662-247-2728 (Home)
- Mississippi House Member Page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography on Project Vote
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Straughter
- ↑ Associated Press, "Mississippi Primary Election Results," accessed August 3, 2011.
- ↑ http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94833
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