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William Shirley

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William Shirley
William Shirley.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 84
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
High schoolQuitman High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Coast Guard
Date of birthAugust 8, 1966
Office website
William Shirley is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 84. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.

Committee assignments


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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Enrolled Bills, Vice Chair
Executive Contingent Fund
Public Utilities
Workforce Development
Youth and Family Affairs



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.[1]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Shirley won election to District 84 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Craig Hitt in the August 2 primary and defeated Democratic candidate William Lee in the November 8 general election.[2][3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 84 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Shirley 84.9% 7,590
     Democratic William Lee 15.1% 1,354
Total Votes 8,944
Mississippi House of Representatives District 84 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Shirley 51.7% 3,324
Craig Hitt 48.3% 3,109
Total Votes 6,433

Campaign donors


In 2011, Shirley received $15,995 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Shirley's campaign in 2011
Mississippi House Republican Conference$2,000
Shirley, William$2,000
Mississippi Hospital Association$1,000
Mississippi Bankers Association$1,000
Mississippi Association Of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $15,995
Total Votes received in 2011 7,590
Cost of each vote received $2.11

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tad Campbell
Mississippi House of Representatives District 84
2012 – Present
Succeeded by