Bill Pigott

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Bill Pigott
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 99
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Date of birthOctober 13, 1946
Office website
Bill Pigott (b. October 13, 1946) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 99. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Pigott earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University and attended Pearl River Community College. His professional experience includes working as a farmer.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Pigott served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Vice Chair
Conservation and Water Resources
Interstate Cooperation
Youth and Family Affairs


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Pigott served on the following committees:



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.[2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Pigott won re-election to District 99 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[3][4]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Pigott was re-elected in District 99, defeating Democratic challenger Winston Fortenberry in the general election.[5] He defeated William (Randy) Stogner in the primary election by a margin of 841 to 431.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 99 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Pigott (R) 4,235 51.43%
Winston Fortenberry (D) 3,999 48.57%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Pigott received $13,100 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Pigott's campaign in 2011
Hensley R Lell Contracting$2,500
Market Max Llc$1,000
Western Resources$1,000
Pigott Oil$1,000
B&B Salvage Inc$500
Total Raised in 2011 $13,100
Total Votes received in 2011 8,151
Cost of each vote received $1.61


In 2007, Pigott collected $32,866 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Warren & Warren Asphalt Paving $3,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $2,000
Sanderson Jr., Joe F. $1,000
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
Mississippi Concrete Industries Association $1,000


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[10]


Pigott has been a member of Americans with Disabilities (ADA) of Mississippi, Farm Bureau, Mississippi Cattleman's Association, and the Mississippi Bee's Council.[1]

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