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|Mississippi House of Representatives District 88|
|1988 - 1992, 2004 - Present|
|January 3, 2012|
|Years in position (current service)||11|
|Years in position (previous service)||4|
|Base salary||$10,000 per year|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2007|
|Next general||November 8, 2011|
|Date of birth||January 16, 1940|
|Place of birth||Laurel, Mississippi|
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.
Staples currently serves on the following committees:
- Oil, Gas and Other Minerals
- Public Utilities
- Universities and Colleges
- Ways and Means
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. 
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 88 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Gary Staples Incumbent||64.4%||6,159|
On November 6, 2007 Staples was re-elected in District 88, running unopposed.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 88 (2007)|
|Gary Staples (R)||7,002||100.00%|
In 2007, Staples collected $2,950 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Medical Association||$1,000|
|Mississippi Consumer Finance Association||$400|
|Spectra Energy Transmission||$300|
|Southern Strategy Group||$250|
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
366 Forest Road
Laurel, MS 39443
Phone: 601-649-4972 601-649-4972 (Home)
- Mississippi House Member Page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 88
| Succeeded by|
State of Mississippi
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