|Mississippi House of Representatives District 3|
|1980 - 2012|
|State Speaker of the House|
|2004 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2007|
|First elected||November 6, 1979|
|Bachelor's||Mississippi State University|
McCoy is a farmer. He earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University and attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College. He previously worked as a loan officer for the Farmers Home Administration, Auditor for the Mississippi State Department of Audit, and a Vocational Agriculture Teacher.
McCoy is a member of the Shriners, Farm Bureau, Masons, and Northeast Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees.
McCoy served on the following committees:
McCoy did not run for re-election in 2011. He declined to cite a reason for retiring.
On November 6, 2007, McCoy was re-elected in District 3, defeating Truman Lambert in the primary election by a margin of 878-330 and Republican challenger William Tracy Arnold in the general election.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 3 (2007)|
|William McCoy (D)||4,183||62.15%|
|William Tracy Arnold (R)||2,547||37.85%|
In 2007, McCoy collected $197,770 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$10,000|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$6,500|
|Electric Power Associates of Mississippi||$6,000|
|Murphy, Jimmy D. and Martha||$5,000|
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
259 CR 1021
Rienzi, MS 38865
- Mississippi House Member Page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2003
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 3
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State of Mississippi
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce | Executive Director of Environmental Quality | Executive Director of Employment Security | Chairman of Public Service Commission |