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|Name =Gary Staples
 
|Name =Gary Staples
 
|Profile picture = Gary Staples.jpg
 
|Profile picture = Gary Staples.jpg
|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives District 88
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|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives, District 88
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = 2004 - Present
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|Tenure = 2004 - present
 
|Tenure 2 = 1988 - 1992
 
|Tenure 2 = 1988 - 1992
|Term ends = January 3, 2012
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|Term ends = January 3, 2016
 
|Assumed office = 2004
 
|Assumed office = 2004
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
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|Base salary = $10,000 per year
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|Base salary = $10,000/year
 
|Per diem = $109/day
 
|Per diem = $109/day
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007|November 6, 2007]]
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|Last election = [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected = 2003
 
|First elected = 2003
 
|Term limits =  
 
|Term limits =  
|Next election = [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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|Next election = [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015|November 3, 2015]]
 
|Prior office =
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gary Staples''' (b. January 16, 1940) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]].  He has represented the 88th District from 1988-1992 and currently since 2004.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gary V. Staples''' (b. January 16, 1940) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]], representing District 88.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.
  
Staples is retired. He worked for BellSouth. 
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Staples served in the House previously, representing District 88 from 1988 to 1992.
  
Staples attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Jones Junior College.  He is a member of the American Legion, [[sunshinereview:Jones County, Mississippi|Jones County]] Cattleman's Association, Laurel Telephone Pioneers,
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==Biography==
Mississippi Arts Fair for the Handicapped, and the Northeast Jones Future Farmers of America Alumni.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40181 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Staples]</ref>
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Staples attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Jones Junior College.  Now retired, his professional experience includes working for BellSouth.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40181 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Staples]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
Staples currently serves on the following committees:
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===2012-2013===
* [[Agriculture Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Agriculture]]
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During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Staples served on the following committees:
* [[Oil, Gas and Other Minerals Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Oil, Gas and Other Minerals]]
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* [[Public Utilities Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Public Utilities]]
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* [[Tourism Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Tourism]]
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* [[Universities and Colleges Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Universities and Colleges]]
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* [[Ways and Means Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Ways and Means]]
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==Elections==
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Mississippi
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Banking and Financial Services
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Chair3 = Vice Chair
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|Committee4 = Public Utilities
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|Committee5 = Tourism
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|Committee6 = Universities and Colleges
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|Committee7 = Ways and Means
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}}
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===2010-2011===
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During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Staples served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse=Yes
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|State = Mississippi
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|year = 2010
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Oil, Gas and Other Minerals
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|Committee3 = Public Utilities
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|Committee4 = Tourism
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|Committee5 = Universities and Colleges
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|Committee6 = Ways and Means
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}}
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==Election history==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
  
Staples is running in the 2011 election for [[Mississippi House of Representatives]] District 88.  He defeated [[Mitchell Pitts]] in the primary on August 2, 2011.  Democratic candidate [[Jonathan Hodge]] ran unopposed in the August 2 Democratic primary.  [[Donald Holifield]] is running as an Independent candidate.  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 Secretary of State,'' 2011 Official Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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On November 8, 2011, Staples won re-election to District 88 of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]].  He defeated [[Mitchell Pitts]] in the August 2 primary and defeated [[Jonathan Hodge]] (D) and [[Donald Holifield]] (I) in the November 8 general election. <ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf ''Mississippi Secretary of State,'' 2011 Official Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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{{Election box 2011
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|Chamber= Mississippi House of Representatives, District 88 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Independent
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|winner1 = Gary Staples
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 6159
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|candidate2 = Jonathan Hodge
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|votes2 = 2252
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|candidate3 = Donald Holifield
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|votes3 = 1146
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}}
  
 
===2007===
 
===2007===
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007]]''
  
On November 6, 2007 Staples was re-elected in District 88, running unopposed.<ref>http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp</ref>
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On November 6, 2007 Staples was re-elected in District 88, running unopposed.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', 2007 election results.]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Staples received $26,850 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MS&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2011
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|Chamber = Mississippi House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 26850
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|total votes = 6159
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|org1 = Mississippi House Republican Conference
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|org2 = Mississippi Bankers Association
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|org3 = Mississippi Manufacturers Association
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|org4 = AT&T
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|org5 = Electric Power Association Of Mississippi
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|orgdonor1 = 4,000
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|orgdonor2 = 3,000
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|orgdonor3 = 2,000
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|orgdonor4 = 1,500
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|orgdonor5 = 1,100
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|}}
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===2007===
 
===2007===
In 2007, Staples collected $2,950 in donations.<ref> http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94830</ref>
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In 2007, Staples collected $2,950 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94830 ''Follow the Money'', 2007 contributions to Gary Staples.]</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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==Contact Information==
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==Personal==
 
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Staples has been a member of the American Legion, Jones County Cattleman's Association, Laurel Telephone Pioneers, Mississippi Arts Fair for the Handicapped, and the Northeast Jones Future Farmers of America Alumni.<ref name=vs/>
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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366 Forest Road<br>
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Laurel, MS 39443<br>
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Phone: 601-649-4972                601-649-4972       (Home)<br>
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Capitol Email:<br>
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gstaples@house.ms.gov
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/staples.xml Office website]
* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/staples.xml Mississippi House Member Page]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40181 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40181 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40181 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40181 Biography from Project Vote Smart]

Revision as of 22:39, 13 November 2013

Gary Staples
Gary Staples.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 88
Incumbent
In office
1988 - 1992, 2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position (current service)10
Years in position (previous service)4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 16, 1940
Place of birthLaurel, Mississippi
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gary V. Staples (b. January 16, 1940) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Staples served in the House previously, representing District 88 from 1988 to 1992.

Biography

Staples attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Jones Junior College. Now retired, his professional experience includes working for BellSouth.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Banking and Financial Services
Energy, Vice Chair
Public Utilities
Tourism
Universities and Colleges
Ways and Means

2010-2011

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

Election history

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Staples won re-election to District 88 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Mitchell Pitts in the August 2 primary and defeated Jonathan Hodge (D) and Donald Holifield (I) in the November 8 general election. [2]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 88 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Staples Incumbent 64.4% 6,159
     Democratic Jonathan Hodge 23.6% 2,252
     Independent Donald Holifield 12% 1,146
Total Votes 9,557

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Staples was re-elected in District 88, running unopposed.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 88 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Gary Staples (R) 7,002 100.00%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Staples received $26,850 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Staples's campaign in 2011
Mississippi House Republican Conference$4,000
Mississippi Bankers Association$3,000
Mississippi Manufacturers Association$2,000
AT&T$1,500
Electric Power Association Of Mississippi$1,100
Total Raised in 2011 $26,850
Total Votes received in 2011 6,159
Cost of each vote received $4.36

2007

In 2007, Staples collected $2,950 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
AT&T $500
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association $400
Spectra Energy Transmission $300
Southern Strategy Group $250

Personal

Staples has been a member of the American Legion, Jones County Cattleman's Association, Laurel Telephone Pioneers, Mississippi Arts Fair for the Handicapped, and the Northeast Jones Future Farmers of America Alumni.[1]

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Mississippi House of Representatives District 88
2004–present
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