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|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 45|
|1980 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||35|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 6, 1979|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Date of birth||January 6, 1944|
Malone attended East Central Junior College. His professional experience includes working as a businessman and cattle rancher.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Malone served on the following committees:
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Malone was appointed to the following committees:
On November 8, 2011, Malone won re-election to District 45 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Jay Mathis in the November 8 general election. 
District 45 was targeted by the GOP as a possible pickup in its attempt to flip the state House to Republican control for the first time. He was first elected to the chamber in Reconstruction. The Mississippi GOP's push hoped to mirror successful efforts in other southern states, including North Carolina and Louisiana, to break the last vestiges of the old Democratic "solid south."
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 45 General Election, 2011|
|Democrat||Bennett Malone Incumbent||50.6%||3,157|
On November 6, 2007 Malone was re-elected in District 45, defeating Republican challenger Jay Mathis.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 45 (2007)|
|Bennett Malone (D)||3,147||56.04%|
|Jay W. Mathis (R)||2,469||43.96%|
In 2011, Malone received $32,070 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bennett Malone's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$32,070|
|Total Votes received in 2011||3,157|
|Cost of each vote received||$10.16|
In 2007, Malone collected $29,350 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
Malone is a member of the Cattlemen's Association and the Masons.
- Office website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Malone
- Mississippi Secretary of State, 2011 Official Primary Candidate List
- RealClearPolitics, "Tea party targets some Dem seats in Miss. House," August 10, 2011.
- Mississippi Secretary of State, 2007 election results.
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributions to Bennett Malone.
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 45
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