Tommy Gollott

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Tommy Gollott
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Mississippi State Senate, District 50
Incumbent
In office
1980 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 34
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1979
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mississippi House of Representatives
1968 - 1979
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 29, 1935
Place of birthBiloxi, Mississippi
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas A. "Tommy" Gollott (b. September 29, 1935) is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 50. Gollott was first elected to the chamber in 1979 as a Democrat. In the 2007 Mississippi state senate elections, Gollott switched his party affiliation to the Republican Party.[1]

Gollott served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1968 to 1980.

Biography

Gollott attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Jefferson Davis Junior College. His professional experience includes working as the owner of Transfer and Storage Company.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res, Chair
Appropriations
Drug Policy
Economic Development
Elections
Highways and Transportation
Local and Private
PEER
Ports and Marine Resources
Tourism

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Gollott served on the following committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Gollott won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 50. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. No candidates ran in the Democratic primary. Gollott defeated Travis Burke (Independent) in the general election on November 8, 2011.[2]

2007

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Gollott ran for District 50 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating David Rogers.[3]

Gollott raised $47,725 for his campaign.[4]

Mississippi Senate, District 50
Candidates Votes Percent
Thomas Gollott (R) 5,936 81.74%
David Rogers (D) 1,326 18.26%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Gollott received $14,250 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tommy Gollott's campaign in 2011
Len/PAC-Mississippi Consumer Finance Association/Lenders PAC$1,000
Good Government PAC$1,000
Marpac-Mississippi Assocation Of Realtors PAC$1,000
Home Builders Association Of Mississippi-Build PAC Fund$1,000
Public & Government Affairs/Chevron Products Co$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $14,250
Total Votes received in 2011 6,331
Cost of each vote received $2.25

Scorecards

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2014

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]

Personal

Gollott and his wife, Zelma, have three children.

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Preceded by
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Mississippi State Senate District 50
1980–present
Succeeded by
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