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  |Position = Mississippi State Senate District 47
 
  |Position = Mississippi State Senate District 47
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = 1992 - Present
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  |Tenure = 1992 - January 10, 2012
  |Term ends = January 10, 2012
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  |Term ends =  
 
  |Assumed office = 1992  
 
  |Assumed office = 1992  
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Political party = Republican
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  |First elected = 1991
 
  |First elected = 1991
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Next election =  
  |Prior office =  
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  |Prior office = Representative, Mississippi State House of Representatives
  |Prior office years =  
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  |Prior office years = 1987 - 1991
 
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  |High school =  
 
  |High school =  
  |Associate's =  
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  |Associate's = Pearl River Community College
  |Bachelor's =  
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  |Bachelor's = William Carey College
  |Master's =  
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  |Master's = University Southern Mississippi
 
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  |Birthday = 04/09/1938-May 21, 2012
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  |Place of birth = Hancock County, MS
 
  |Profession = Teacher/Coach
 
  |Profession = Teacher/Coach
  |Religion =  
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  |Religion = Baptist
 
  |Office website = http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/senate/lee_(47th).xml
 
  |Office website = http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/senate/lee_(47th).xml
 
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{{tnr}}'''Ezell Lee''' (b. April 9, 1938) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi State Senate]], representing the 47th Senatorial District.  He was a member of the [[Democratic Party]] until February 2011, when he filed to run for re-election as a Republican.<ref>[http://picayuneitem.com/local/x62855918/Sen-Lee-changes-party ''Picayune Item,'' "Sen. Lee changes party," February 25, 2011]</ref> He lost in the 2011 [[Republican]] primary election to [[Tony Smith]].
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{{tnr}}'''Ezell Lee''' (April 9, 1938-May 21, 2012) was a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi State Senate]], representing the 47th Senatorial District from 1992-2012.  He was a member of the [[Democratic Party]] until February 2011, when he filed to run for re-election as a Republican.<ref>[http://picayuneitem.com/local/x62855918/Sen-Lee-changes-party ''Picayune Item,'' "Sen. Lee changes party," February 25, 2011]</ref> He lost in the 2011 [[Republican]] primary election to [[Tony Smith]].
  
Lee was Chair of the Pearl River County.  He served in the Mississippi State House of Representatives from 1987 to 1991.  He then joined the Mississippi State Senate in 1992.  He has served in that position since, representing the 47th district.
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Lee was Chair of the Pearl River County.  He served in the Mississippi State House of Representatives from 1987 to 1991.  He then joined the Mississippi State Senate in 1992.  He served in that position until 2012.
  
Lee is a Teacher/Coach.
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Lee was a Teacher/Coach. Lee earned his AA from Pearl River Community College.  He received his B.S. from William Carey College.  He then earned his MS from the University of Southern Mississippi. 
  
Lee earned his AA from Pearl River Community College. He went on to receive his BS from William Carey College. He then earned his MS from the University of Southern Mississippi.
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On May 21, 2012, Lee passed away at age 78 after a battle with cancer.<ref>[http://www.picayuneitem.com/local/x234166134/Former-State-Sen-Ezell-Lee-dies ''Picayune Item'' "Former State Sen. Ezell Lee dies," May 22, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Lee has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Lee served on these committees:
  
 
* [[Appropriations Committee, Mississippi Senate]]
 
* [[Appropriations Committee, Mississippi Senate]]
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011]]''
  
Lee ran for re-election to the [[Mississippi State Senate|Mississippi Senate]] District 47.  He and [[John McCay, Jr.]] were both defeated by [[Tony Smith]] in the primary on August 2, 2011. [[Mitch Ellerby]] ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 8, 2011. <ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf ''Mississippi Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Candidate List]</ref>
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Lee ran for re-election to the [[Mississippi State Senate|Mississippi Senate]] District 47.  He was defeated by [[Tony Smith]] in the primary on August 2, 2011. [[Mitch Ellerby]] ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 8, 2011. <ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf ''Mississippi Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Candidate List]</ref>
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{{Primary election box 2011
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|Chamber= Mississippi State Senate, District 47 Republican Primary
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|party=Republican
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|winner1 =Tony Smith
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|Inc2 = Y
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|candidate2 = Ezell Lee
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|votes1 =3378
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|votes2 = 2633
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|votes3 =
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}}
  
 
===2007===
 
===2007===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
Lee has a wife, Donna.
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Lee is survived by his wife, Donna.
 
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==Contact Information==
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Capitol Address<br>
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Post Office Box 1018, Room 410<br>
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Jackson, MS 39215-1018<br>
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Phone: 601-359-3170<br>
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District Address:<br>
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Post Office Box 424<br>
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Picayune, MS 39466<br>
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Phone: 601-798-6961                601-798-6961                      601-798-6961       (Business)<br>
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Phone: 601-798-5270 (Home)
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Email:<br>
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elee@senate.ms.gov
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==External links==
 
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Revision as of 02:33, 16 August 2013

Ezell Lee
Ezell Lee.jpg
Mississippi State Senate District 47
Incumbent
In office
1992 - January 10, 2012
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000 per year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2007
First elected1991
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, Mississippi State House of Representatives
1987 - 1991
Education
Associate'sPearl River Community College
Bachelor'sWilliam Carey College
Master'sUniversity Southern Mississippi
Personal
Birthday04/09/1938-May 21, 2012
Place of birthHancock County, MS
ProfessionTeacher/Coach
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ezell Lee (April 9, 1938-May 21, 2012) was a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 47th Senatorial District from 1992-2012. He was a member of the Democratic Party until February 2011, when he filed to run for re-election as a Republican.[1] He lost in the 2011 Republican primary election to Tony Smith.

Lee was Chair of the Pearl River County. He served in the Mississippi State House of Representatives from 1987 to 1991. He then joined the Mississippi State Senate in 1992. He served in that position until 2012.

Lee was a Teacher/Coach. Lee earned his AA from Pearl River Community College. He received his B.S. from William Carey College. He then earned his MS from the University of Southern Mississippi.

On May 21, 2012, Lee passed away at age 78 after a battle with cancer.[2]

Committee assignments

2010-2011

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

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Lee ran for re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 47. He was defeated by Tony Smith in the primary on August 2, 2011. Mitch Ellerby ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 8, 2011. [3]

Mississippi State Senate, District 47 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Smith 56.2% 3,378
Ezell Lee Incumbent 43.8% 2,633
Total Votes 6,011

2007

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Ezell Lee ran unopposed for District 47 of the Mississippi State Senate. [4]

Ezell Lee raised $7,750 for his campaign.[5]

Mississippi Senate, District 47
Candidates Votes Percent
Ezell Lee (D) 11,244 100%

Personal

Lee is survived by his wife, Donna.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi State Senate District 47
1992–2012
Succeeded by
Tony Smith