J.P. Wilemon

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J.P. Wilemon
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Mississippi State Senate, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
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
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1940
Place of birthPrentiss County, Mississippi
ProfessionBanking
ReligionPrimitive Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
J.P. Wilemon, Jr. (b. September 10, 1940) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Wilemon was a candidate for the Mississippi State Senate in 1999.

Biography

Wilemon attended North East Mississippi Community College and Memphis State University. His professional experience includes working in banking.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Wilemon served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Municipalities, Chair
Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency, Vice Chair
Appropriations
Drug Policy
Education
Enrolled Bills
Investigate State Offices
Judiciary, Division B
Universities and Colleges

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Wilemon served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Appropriations
Business and Financial Institutions
Education
Enrolled Bills
Investigate State Offices
Judiciary, Division B
Municipalities
Universities and Colleges

Election history

2011

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Wilemon won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 5. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Jerry Keith ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Wilemon defeated Keith in the general election on November 8, 2011. [1]

Mississippi State Senate, District 5 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngJ. P. Wilemon Incumbent 55.8% 9,733
     Republican Jerry Keith 44.2% 7,698
Total Votes 17,431

2007

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Wilemon ran for District 5 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Guyton Hinds. [2]

Wilemon raised $31,097 for his campaign.[3]

Mississippi Senate, District 5
Candidates Votes Percent
J.P. Wilemon (D) 11,964 72.5%
Guyton Hinds (R) 4,530 27.5%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Wilemon received $20,220 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to J.P. Wilemon's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Hospital Association$5,000
Montgomery Enterprises Inc$1,000
The Caterpillar Employee PAC$1,000
Mississippi Bankers Association PAC Mississippi Bank PAC$1,000
Stogner, Jerry D$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $20,220
Total Votes received in 2011 9,733
Cost of each vote received $2.08

2009

In 2009, Wilemon collected $2,350 in donations. [5]

His four largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Community Financial Services Association $500
Georgia-Pacific $500
Community Financial Service Association of Am Advanced America $500
Mississippi Bail Agents Association $400

Personal

Wilemon and his wife, Bobbie, have two children.

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2004–present
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