Edward Blackmon, Jr.

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Edward Blackmon, Jr.
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 57
Incumbent
In office
1984 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 30
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 1983
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTougaloo College
J.D.George Washington University Law School
Personal
BirthdayJuly 21, 1947
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Edward Blackmon, Jr. (b. July 21, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 57. He was first elected to the chamber in 1983.

Blackmon served in the House previously, representing District 57 from 1979 to 1980.

Biography

Blackmon earned his B.A. from Tougaloo College and J.D. from George Washington University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Apportionment and Elections
Congressional Redistricting
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Legislative Reapportionment
Municipalities, Chair
Rules
Ways and Means

2010-2011

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

Election history

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Blackmon won re-election to District 57 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[2]

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Blackmon was re-elected in District 57. He ran unopposed.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 57 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Blackmon, Jr. (D) 5,117

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Blackmon received $12,800 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edward Blackmon, Jr.'s campaign in 2011
Anheuser-Busch$1,000
Mississippi Dental Association$1,000
Integrated Management Services DBA IMS Engineers$800
Anderson, Reuben V$800
W B Consolidated$800
Total Raised in 2011 $12,800
Total Votes received in 2011 6,961
Cost of each vote received $1.84

2007

In 2007, Blackmon collected $14,100 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Matthews & Associates $6,000
Swisher International $2,000
Anheuser-Busch $1,000
AT&T $900
Ameristar Casinos $700

Personal

Blackmon has been a member of the American Bar Association, Magnolia Bar Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 57
1984–present
Succeeded by
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