Cecil Brown

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Cecil Brown
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Mississippi House of Representatives,, District 66
In office
2000 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 15
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 2, 1999
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMississippi Valley State University
ProfessionInvestment advisor
Office website
Cecil Brown (b. June 22, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 66. He was first elected to the chamber in 1999.


Brown attended the University of Mississippi and University of Texas. His professional experience includes working as an investment advisor, Executive Director of the Department of Finance and Administration, and a state fiscal officer.[1]

Committee assignments


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


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Brown was appointed to the following committees:


Race for Speaker

Following House Speaker William McCoy's (D) decision not to run for re-election in 2011, lawmakers poised to run for his powerful legislative position. According to reports, Brown was considered a possible candidate for the speakership. Another was Jeffrey Smith (R) who narrowly lost the 2008 speaker election by a single vote. Lawmakers elected Philip Gunn (R) at the start of the 2012 session.[2][3]



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Brown won re-election to District 66 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged the November 8 general election. [4]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Brown was re-elected in District 66, defeating Republican challenger Cory Wilson.[5] He defeated Stacey Webb in the primary election.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 66 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Cecil Brown (D) 3,265 64.98%
Cory Wilson (R) 1,760 35.02%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Brown received $97,139 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cecil Brown's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Society Of CPAs$2,000
Learning Through Sports Inc$2,000
Centene Corp$2,000
State Farm$2,000
General Electric$1,500
Total Raised in 2011 $97,139
Total Votes received in 2011 4,786
Cost of each vote received $20.3


In 2007, Brown collected $192,827 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Brown, Cecil C. $7,000
Molpas, Dick & Sally $4,000
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $3,600
Mae Fund for Children $3,500
Ott, Luther & Janet $2,500


Brown is a member of the ALCAA, Greater Jackson Foundation, Jackson Redevelopment Authority, and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mississippi House of Representatives District 66
Succeeded by