Toby Barker

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Toby Barker
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 102
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Master'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Date of birthDecember 31, 1981
Place of birthMeridian, Mississippi
ProfessionDirector, Southern Mississippi Business Assistance Center
Office website
Toby Barker (b. December 31, 1981) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 102. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Barker earned his B.A. and M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi. His professional experience includes working as Director of the Southern Mississippi Business Assistance Center.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Public Health and Human Services, Vice Chair
Public Property
Universities and Colleges


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Barker served on the following committees:


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Barker served on the following committees:



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.[2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Barker won re-election to District 102 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Ric McCluskey in the primary on August 2, 2011. Barker defeated Democratic candidate David Cook in the November 8 general election.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 102 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngToby Barker Incumbent 65.9% 3,957
     Democratic David Cook 34.1% 2,049
Total Votes 6,006


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Barker was elected in District 102, defeating Democratic challenger Jolly Matthews III in the general election.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 102 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Toby Barker (R) 2,955 62.59%
Jolly Matthews III (D) 1,766 37.41%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Barker received $74,475 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Toby Barker's campaign in 2011
Mississippi House Republican Conference$4,000
Mississippi Bankers Association$3,000
Mississippi Hospital Association$2,500
Mississippi Medical Association$2,000
Barksdale, James L$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $74,475
Total Votes received in 2011 3,957
Cost of each vote received $18.82


In 2007, Barker collected $87,931 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Republican Party $15,000
Improve Mississippi $12,345
Mississippi Association of Realtors $4,000
Home Builders Association of Mississippi $3,000
Donnell, Joseph $2,713


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]


Barker is a member of the Area Development Partnership, Downtown Association, Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Chapter, Pine Belt Innovation Council, and the Rotary Club.[1]

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