Carolyn Crawford

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Carolyn Crawford
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 121
Incumbent
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Alabama
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Carolyn Crawford is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She has represented the 121st District since 2012.

Crawford has worked as a Licensed Social Worker at South Mississippi Regional Center and as a Child Case Manager at Gulf Coast Mental Health Clinic. She earned a bachelors degree in sociology from the University of South Alabama.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Crawford won election to District 121 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She defeated Jeff Wallace in the primary on August 2, 2011. Crawford defeated incumbent Democrat Diane Peranich in the November 8 general election. [2]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 121 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Crawford 61.7% 3,455
     Democrat Diane Peranich Incumbent 38.3% 2,149
Total Votes 5,604

Campaign themes

On her campaign website Crawford lists five main issues:[3]

  • Creating Jobs: "As our Republican State Representative, Carolyn Crawford will work to improve our pro-business atmosphere in Mississippi by keeping taxes low, getting government out of the way, and reducing burdensome regulations that hinder job growth."
  • Lowering Healthcare Costs: "Carolyn Crawford is running for representative to fight to lower our healthcare costs and protect healthcare providers by standing up to the trial lawyers."
  • Improving Education: "Crawford understands that we must improve education by starting at the local level. Crawford will work to ensure that money is in the classroom."
  • Cutting Wasteful Spending: "A fiscal conservative, Republican Carolyn Crawford knows we must reduce spending in Jackson because we cannot continue to pass debt onto Mississippi's future generations."
  • Public Retirement System: "Crawford agrees with Lt. Governor Bryant's comment that said, 'I will not support any plan to eliminate the 13th check or change the arrangement current retirees and current employees have with PERS.'"

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Crawford received $78,136 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carolyn Crawford's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Republican Party$32,515
Improve Mississippi$8,163
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe$4,000
Mississippi Bankers Association$3,000
Mississippi Physicians Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $78,136
Total Votes received in 2011 3,455
Cost of each vote received $22.62

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Personal

Crawford and her husband Mike have three children. They are active members of St. Thomas Church.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Diane Peranich
Mississippi House of Representatives District 121
2012 – Present
Succeeded by
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