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|Name = Jessica Upshaw
political position  = Mississippi House Of Representatives District 95 |
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|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives District 95
assumed office     = 2004 |
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|Status = Former Member
term ends          = 2012 |
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|Tenure = 2004 - March 24, 2013
political party    = [[Republican]] |
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website             = [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/upshaw.xml House site] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jessica Upshaw''' (b. August 31, 1959) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]]. She has represented the 95th District since 2004.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jessica Upshaw''' (August 31, 1959 - March 24, 2013) was a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]], representing District 95 from 2004 to 2013. She was found dead on March 24, 2013 at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry, though he was not charged in her death.<ref>[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57576063-504083/jessica-upshaw-dead-authorities-investigate-death-of-mississippi-state-legislator/ ''cbsnews.com'', "Jessica Upshaw Dead: Authorities investigate death of Mississippi state legislator," March 25, 2013]</ref>
  
Upshaw is Owner/Lawyer with Jessica Sibley Upshaw & Associates.  She was previously a Partner/Lawyer with Hopkins, Crawley, Bagwell & Upshaw from 1988-2000.  She earned her JD from the University of Mississippi School of Law and BBA from the University of Mississippi.
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Upshaw was Owner/Lawyer with Jessica Sibley Upshaw & Associates.  She was previously a Partner/Lawyer with Hopkins, Crawley, Bagwell & Upshaw from 1988-2000.  She earned her JD from the University of Mississippi School of Law and BBA from the University of Mississippi.
  
Upshaw is a member of the American Bar Association, American Legislative Exchange Council, Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution, Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Gulfport Yacht Club, [[sunshinereview:Harrison County, Mississippi|Harrison County]] Bar Association, and the Mississippi Bar Association. <ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40133 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Upshaw]</ref>
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Upshaw was a member of the American Bar Association, American Legislative Exchange Council, Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution, Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Gulfport Yacht Club, [[sunshinereview:Harrison County, Mississippi|Harrison County]] Bar Association, and the Mississippi Bar Association. <ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40133 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Upshaw]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
Upshaw currently serves on the following committees:
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===2012-2013===
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During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Upshaw served on the following committees:
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* [[Conservation and Water Resources Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Conservation and Water Resources]], Chair
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* [[Energy Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Energy]]
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* [[Judiciary A Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Judiciary A]]
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* [[Judiciary En Banc Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Judiciary En Banc]]
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* [[PEER Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|PEER]]
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* [[Public Health and Human Services Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Public Health And Human Services]]
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* [[Public Property Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Public Property]]
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* [[Tourism Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Tourism]]
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* [[Ways and Means Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Ways and Means]]
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===2010-2011===
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During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Upshaw was appointed to the following committees:
 
* [[Public Property Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Public Property]] (Vice-Chair)
 
* [[Public Property Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Public Property]] (Vice-Chair)
 
* [[Insurance Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Insurance]]
 
* [[Insurance Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Insurance]]
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==Elections==
 
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===2011===
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
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On November 8, 2011, Upshaw won re-election to District 95 of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]].  She ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged 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>
  
 
===2007===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007]]''
  
 
On November 6, 2007 Upshaw was re-elected in District 95, running unopposed.<ref>http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp</ref>  She defeated Linda Johnson in the primary election by a margin of 1,900 to 1,164.<ref>http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/PrimaryCert/Republican.asp</ref>
 
On November 6, 2007 Upshaw was re-elected in District 95, running unopposed.<ref>http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp</ref>  She defeated Linda Johnson in the primary election by a margin of 1,900 to 1,164.<ref>http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/PrimaryCert/Republican.asp</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
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===2011===
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In 2011, Upshaw received $16,674 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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|Chamber = Mississippi House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 16674
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|total votes = 5935
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|org1 = Mississippi Consumer Finance Association
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|org2 = Mississippi Dental Association
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|org3 = State Farm
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|org4 = Chevron Corp
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|org5 = Mississippi Medical Association
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|orgdonor1 = 2,474
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|orgdonor2 = 1,500
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|orgdonor3 = 1,500
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|orgdonor4 = 1,000
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|orgdonor5 = 1,000
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===2007===
 
In 2007, Upshaw collected $56,514 in donations.<ref> http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94856</ref>
 
In 2007, Upshaw collected $56,514 in donations.<ref> http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94856</ref>
  
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| [[Mississippi Association of Realtors]]
 
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==Contact Information==
 
 
Capitol Address:<br>
 
Post Office Box 1018<br>
 
Jackson, MS 39215<br>
 
 
District Address:<br>
 
747 Kome Drive<br>
 
Diamondhead, MS 39525<br>
 
Phone: 228-867-6005                228-867-6005       (Business)<br>
 
Phone: 228-255-6619 (Home)<br>
 
 
Email:<br>
 
jupshaw@house.ms.gov
 
  
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/upshaw.xml Mississippi House Member Page]
 
* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/upshaw.xml Mississippi House Member Page]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40133 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40133 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40133 Biography on Project Vote]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40133 Biography on Project Vote]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114098 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94856 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=78046 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=17972 2003]
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* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114098 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94856 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=78046 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=17972 2003]
  
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Revision as of 09:47, 12 June 2013

Jessica Upshaw
Jessica Upshaw.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives District 95
Former Member
In office
2004 - March 24, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi, 1981
J.D.University of Mississippi School of Law, 1984
Personal
BirthdayAugust 31, 1959
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jessica Upshaw (August 31, 1959 - March 24, 2013) was a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 95 from 2004 to 2013. She was found dead on March 24, 2013 at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry, though he was not charged in her death.[1]

Upshaw was Owner/Lawyer with Jessica Sibley Upshaw & Associates. She was previously a Partner/Lawyer with Hopkins, Crawley, Bagwell & Upshaw from 1988-2000. She earned her JD from the University of Mississippi School of Law and BBA from the University of Mississippi.

Upshaw was a member of the American Bar Association, American Legislative Exchange Council, Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution, Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Gulfport Yacht Club, Harrison County Bar Association, and the Mississippi Bar Association. [2]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Upshaw was appointed to the following committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Upshaw won re-election to District 95 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election. [3]

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Upshaw was re-elected in District 95, running unopposed.[4] She defeated Linda Johnson in the primary election by a margin of 1,900 to 1,164.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 95 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Jessica Upshaw (R) 7,662 100.00%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Upshaw received $16,674 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jessica Upshaw's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association$2,474
Mississippi Dental Association$1,500
State Farm$1,500
Chevron Corp$1,000
Mississippi Medical Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $16,674
Total Votes received in 2011 5,935
Cost of each vote received $2.81

2007

In 2007, Upshaw collected $56,514 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $3,000
Ted Cain Special Account $2,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $1,500
AT&T $1,150
Gulf States Toyota $1,000

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 95
2004–March 24, 2013
Succeeded by
Patricia H. Willis (R)