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Revision as of 18:03, 27 January 2014

Jim Beckett
Charles Beckett.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 23
Incumbent
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 4, 2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi, 1980
Associate'sNorthwest Community College, 1978
J.D.University of Mississippi Law School, 1982
Personal
BirthdayJuly 25, 1958
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Charles Jim Beckett (b. July 25, 1958) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Biography

Beckett earned his A.A. from Northwest Community College, B.A. from the University of Mississippi and J.D. from the University of Mississippi Law School. Beckett's professional experience includes working as an attorney for the City of Bruce and in private practice; he previously served as attorney to the Calhoun County School Board from 1992 to 2003.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Congressional Redistricting
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Legislative Reapportionment
Public Property
Public Utilities, Chair
Rules

2010-2011

During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Beckett served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Forestry
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Transportation
Universities and Colleges

Election history

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Beckett won re-election to District 23 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Steve Whitten in the November 8 general election. [2]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Beckett Incumbent 62.1% 5,072
     Democratic Steve Whitten 37.9% 3,102
Total Votes 8,174

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Beckett was re-elected in District 23, defeating Democratic challenger Marshall Coleman.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 23 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent


Jim Beckett (R) 4,198 56.03%
Marshall Coleman (D) 3,294 43.97%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Beckett received $69,525 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

2007

In 2007, Beckett collected $86,342 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Republican Party $17,000
Beckett, Jim $4,306
Mississippi House Republican Conference $4,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $3,000
Mississippi Hospital Association $2,500

Personal

Beckett is married with two children. He has been a member of the Bruce Chamber of Commerce, Bruce Touchdown Club, American Bar Association, Mississippi State Bar Association, Rotary, Calhoun County Bar Association, Mississippi Association of City Attorneys, and the Mississippi Prosecutors Association.[1]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 23
2004–present
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