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|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives District 37
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gary Chism''' (b. December 24, 1950)  is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]].  He has represented the 37th District since 2000.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gary Chism''' (b. December 24, 1950)  is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]], representing District 37.  He was first elected to the chamber in 1999.
  
Chism is an Independent Insurance Agent and Co-Owner of Columbus Insurance Services Incorporated.  He served in the Mississippi National Guard from 1969-1979 and has also previously worked as an agent for the Liberty National Life Insurance Company, and Brakeman with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Railroad.
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==Biography==
 
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Chism's professional experience includes working as an independent insurance agent and co-owner of Columbus Insurance Services Incorporated, an agent for the Liberty National Life Insurance Company, and Brakeman with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Railroad. He served in the Mississippi National Guard from 1969 to 1979.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=20816 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Chism]</ref>
Chism is a member of Rotary International, the New Hope Service Club, Independent Insurance Agents of America, Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi, Masons, Shriners, Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, and the
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York Rite.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=20816 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Chism]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007]]''
  
On November 6, 2007 Gary Chism was re-elected in District 37.  He defeated Democratic challenger J.C. Patton in the general election.<ref>http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp</ref>
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On November 6, 2007 Gary Chism was re-elected in District 37.  He defeated Democratic challenger J.C. Patton in the general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', 2007 election results.]</ref>
  
 
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===2007===
 
===2007===
In 2007, Chism collected $57,995 in donations.<ref> http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94553</ref>
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In 2007, Chism collected $57,995 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94553 ''Follow the Money'', 2007 contributions to Gary Chism.]</ref>
  
 
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
 
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Chism is married and has 2 children.
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Chism is married with two children. He has been a member of Rotary International, the New Hope Service Club, Independent Insurance Agents of America, Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi, Masons, Shriners, Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, and the York Rite.<ref name=vs/>
 
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==Contact Information==
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Capitol Address<br>
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Post Office Box 1018<br>
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Jackson, MS 39215<br>
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District Address<br>
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Post Office Box 2343<br>
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Columbus, MS 39704-2343<br>
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Phone: 662-328-7769                662-328-7769       (Home)<br>
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Phone: 662-327-0777 (Business)
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Capitol Email:<br>
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gchism@house.ms.gov
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==External links==
 
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* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/chism.xml Office website]
* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/chism.xml Mississippi House Member Page]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=20816 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=20816 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=20816 Biography on Project Vote]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=20816 Biography on Project Vote]

Revision as of 10:12, 6 June 2013

Gary Chism
Gary Chism.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 37
Incumbent
In office
2000 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Personal
BirthdayDecember 24, 1950
ProfessionInsurance agent
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gary Chism (b. December 24, 1950) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 1999.

Biography

Chism's professional experience includes working as an independent insurance agent and co-owner of Columbus Insurance Services Incorporated, an agent for the Liberty National Life Insurance Company, and Brakeman with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Railroad. He served in the Mississippi National Guard from 1969 to 1979.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Chism won re-election to District 37 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 Gary Chism was re-elected in District 37. He defeated Democratic challenger J.C. Patton in the general election.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 37 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Gary Chism (R) 3,640 53.87%
J.C. Patton (D) 3,117 46.13%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Chism received $19,475 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Chism's campaign in 2011
Home Builders Association Of Mississippi$2,000
Mississippi House Republican Conference$2,000
Smith, Rep Jeff$1,300
Mississippi Medical Association$1,000
Marpac$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $19,475
Total Votes received in 2011 6,501
Cost of each vote received $3

2007

In 2007, Chism collected $57,995 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Republican Party $5,000
Mississippi House Republican Conference $4,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $2,500
Home Builders Association of Mississippi $2,500
Mississippi Medical Association $2,000

Personal

Chism is married with two children. He has been a member of Rotary International, the New Hope Service Club, Independent Insurance Agents of America, Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi, Masons, Shriners, Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, and the York Rite.[1]

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