Ezell Lee

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Ezell Lee
Ezell Lee.jpg
Mississippi State Senate District 47
In office
1992 - January 10, 2012
Years in position 23
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
AssociatesPearl River Community College
Bachelor'sWilliam Carey College
Master'sUniversity Southern Mississippi
Date of birth04/09/1938-May 21, 2012
Place of birthHancock County, MS
Office website
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 BS 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


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



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


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%


Lee is survived by his wife, Donna.

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