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|Mississippi House of Representatives District 73|
|1988 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 3, 1987|
|Bachelor's||Mississippi State University|
|Master's||Mississippi State University|
|Date of birth||December 5, 1943|
Ellington is an engineer. He earned his ME and BS from Mississippi State University.
He is a member of Citizens Southwest, Mississippi State Registered Professional Engineers, Mississippi State University Alumni Association, and the South Jackson-Hinds County Development Association. 
Ellington served on the following committees:
Ellington ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 73. He defeated Jason Canterbury in the August 2 primary, but was defeated by Brad Oberhousen (D) in the November 8 general election. 
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 73 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||James Ellington Incumbent||49.7%||5,475|
On November 6, 2007 Ellington was re-elected in District 73, defeating Democratic challenger Kevin Lavine in. Ellington defeated James Broadwater in the primary election by a margin of 1,864-687.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 73 (2007)|
|James Ellington (R)||5,474||63.76%|
|Kevin D. Lavine (D)||3,111||36.24%|
In 2007, Ellington collected $42,381 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Medical Association||$3,000|
|Mississippi Bankers Association||$2,000|
|Boehringer Ingelhelm Pharmaceuticals||$1,000|
Post Office Box 1018, Room 400F-NC
Jackson, MS 39215-1018
7020 Jackson-Raymond Road
Raymond, MS 39154
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography onProject Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Ellington
- Mississippi Secretary of State, 2011 Official Primary Candidate List
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 73
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