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|Mississippi State Senate|
|Bachelor's||University of Mississippi|
|J.D.||University of Mississippi Law School|
Kilgore has worked for the last four years as an assistant district attorney for Neshoba, Leake, Newton, and Scott counties. He worked previously in private practice in Philadelphia, MS.
Kilgore earned a BA in finance from the University of Mississippi, and a JD from the University of Mississippi Law School.
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011
Kilgore was defeated in the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 18. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Incumbent Giles Ward ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Ward defeated Kilgore in the general election on November 8, 2011. 
|Mississippi State Senate, District 18 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Giles Ward Incumbent||50.4%||8,896|
According to his website, Kilgore has made education his top priority. His other priorities include:
- Fighting crime: "Kilgore will use his experience as an assistant district attorney to ensure laws are tough and officers have the supplies, equipment and manpower to effectively protect our citizens."
- Creating jobs: "Kilgore will work with area, state, and federal officials to help attract new industry, business, and jobs. He believes high-tech training programs will produce higher paying jobs for our district."
- Balanced budget: "Kilgore supports running state government like a business. He will work toward cutting wasteful spending and redirecting funds to areas that need it the most – including education, law enforcement and economic development."
- Effective communication: "Kilgore believes that a state senator must remain in direct contact and communication with district residents. He will always be open and accessible to the people of District 18."
Kilgore and his wife, Marjorie, have one daughter.