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Sollie Norwood

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Sollie B. Norwood
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Mississippi State Senate, District 28
In office
March 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
First electedFebruary 26, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Sollie B. Norwood is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election held on February 26, 2013.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Interstate and Federal Cooperation


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



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate 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.[2]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Norwood won election in the special election for District 28 of the Mississippi State Senate. The seat was vacant following the death of Alice Harden (D) on December 6, 2012. Norwood faced Cindy Ayers-Elliott, Tamarra Grace Butler, Marshand Crisler, Antonio Porter, James "Jimmy" Stewart, Kathy L. Sykes, Tommy L. Wallace, II and Cassanda Welchlin in the special election on February 5, 2013. Candidates had until January 7 to file. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan. As no candidate took over 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Crisler and Norwood - met in a runoff on February 26, which Norwood won.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Mississippi State Senate, District 28, Special Election Runoff, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngSollie Norwood 54.2% 1,379
     Independent Marshand Crisler 45.8% 1,165
Total Votes 2,544


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[10]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alice Harden (D)
Mississippi State Senate District 28
Succeeded by