Briggs Hopson

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Briggs Hopson
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Mississippi State Senate District 23
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'sUniversity of Mississippi
J.D.University of Mississippi, 1990
Date of birthOctober 10, 1965
Place of birthMemphis, Tennessee
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
W. Briggs Hopson III (b. October 10, 1965) is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Hopson attended the University of Mississippi. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and adjunct professor at the Mississippi College Law School.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Hopson served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Judiciary, Division A, Chair
Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency
Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res
Judiciary, Division B
Public Health and Welfare
Universities and Colleges


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Hopson served on these committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Briggs Hopson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate 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 State Senate elections, 2011

Hopson won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 23. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011 and in the general election on November 8, 2011.[3]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Hopson ran for District 23 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Eric Rawlings.[4]

Briggs Hopson raised $131,363 for his campaign.[5]

Mississippi Senate, District 23
Candidates Votes Percent
Briggs Hopson (R) 9867 68.9%
Eric Rawlings (D) 4443 31.1%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Hopson received $57,700 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Briggs Hopson's campaign in 2011
Morrison III, Robt R$1,500
Medco Health Solutions$1,500
Mississippi Dental Association$1,000
Williams, C Allen$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $57,700
Total Votes received in 2011 13,805
Cost of each vote received $4.18


In 2009, Briggs Hopson collected $8,872 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Mississippi Eye PAC $1,000
AT&T $1,000
Georgia-Pacific $1,000
Affiliated Computer Systems $1,000
Entertainment Software Association $1,000


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]


Hopson and his wife, Allison, have three children.

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Mississippi State Senate District 23
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