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Gary Staples

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Gary Staples
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 88
Incumbent
In office
1988 - 1992, 2004 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2012
Years in position (current service)11
Years in position (previous service)4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000 per year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2007
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Date of birthJanuary 16, 1940
Place of birthLaurel, Mississippi
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Staples is retired. He worked for BellSouth.

Staples attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Jones Junior College. He is 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]

Committee assignments

Staples currently serves on the following committees:

Elections

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
     Democrat Jonathan Hodge 23.6% 2,252
     Independent Donald Holifield 12% 1,146
Total Votes 9,557

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

2007

In 2007, Staples collected $2,950 in donations.[4]

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

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215

District Address:
366 Forest Road
Laurel, MS 39443
Phone: 601-649-4972               601-649-4972       (Home)

Capitol Email:
gstaples@house.ms.gov

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 88
2004–present
Succeeded by
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