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Bennett Malone

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Bennett Malone
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 45
In office
1980 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 35
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 1979
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthJanuary 6, 1944
ProfessionBusinessman/cattle rancher
Office website
Bennett Malone (b. January 6, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the 45th District. He was first elected to the chamber in 1979.


Malone attended East Central Junior College. His professional experience includes working as a businessman and cattle rancher.[1]

Committee assignments


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:



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

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. [2]

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."[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 45 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngBennett Malone Incumbent 50.6% 3,157
     Republican Jay Mathis 49.4% 3,078
Total Votes 6,235


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Malone was re-elected in District 45, defeating Republican challenger Jay Mathis.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 45 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Bennett Malone (D) 3,147 56.04%
Jay W. Mathis (R) 2,469 43.96%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Malone received $32,070 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bennett Malone's campaign in 2011
Geo Group$4,000
Mississippi Hospital Association$2,500
Ameristar Casinos$1,000
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.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Cornell Co. $2,000
MARPAC $1,500
Smith, Jeffrey $1,500
Corrections $1,250
Smith, Jeffrey $1,000


Malone is a member of the Cattlemen's Association and the Masons.[1]

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Preceded by
Mississippi House of Representatives District 45
Succeeded by