Jimmy Puckett

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Jimmy Puckett
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 20
Former member
In office
2008 - 2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedJanuary 10, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMississippi State University, 1973
Associate'sItawamba Junior College, 1971
Master'sMississippi State University, 1977
Personal
BirthdayDecember 21, 1950
ProfessionRetired teacher
CandidateVerification
Jimmy Puckett (b. December 21, 1950) is a former Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He represented the 20th District from 2008 to 2012.

Puckett worked as a teller at Renasant Bank of Amory from 2002-2007, and a teacher at Aberdeen Public Schools from 1973-2002. He earned his Masters and Bachelors from Mississippi State University, and Associates from Itawamba Junior College.

Prior to joining the House, Puckett was Amory Election Commissioner from 2003-2007, and a member of the Democratic Executive Committee Board in Monroe County from 1995-2007.[1]

Committee assignments

Puckett served on the following committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

Puckett ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 20. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary, but was defeated by Chris Brown (R) in the November 8 general election. [2]

Puckett was one of six incumbents that the Mississippi TEA Party’s Move the House Committee specifically targeted as needing to be defeated in order to gain conservative control of the House.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown 55.9% 4,002
     Democratic Jimmy Puckett Incumbent 44.1% 3,154
Total Votes 7,156

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Puckett was elected in District 20, defeating Republican candidate Chris Brown. He defeated Robert Mitchell and David Whitaker in the primary election.

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 20 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Jimmy Puckett (D) 3,356 51.01%
Chris Brown (R) 3,223 48.99%

Campaign donors

2007

In 2007, Puckett collected $24,210 in donations.[4]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $24,210
Mississippi Bankers Association $1,000
Mississippi Hospital Association $1,000
Mississippi Association of Educators $500
Mississippi Manufacturers Association $500

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215

District Address:
508 Eight Street South
Amory, MS 38821
Phone: 662-256-9423               662-256-9423                     662-256-9423       (Home)

Email:
jpuckett@house.ms.gov

Personal

Puckett is married with one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 20
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Chris Brown