John Read

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John Read
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 112
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 21
Base salary$10,000 per year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1993
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Gautier
1989 - 1993
Associate'sMississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Bachelor'sNortheast Louisiana University
John Read (b. July 8, 1941) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He has represented the 112th District since 1993.

Read is a pharmacist. He attended Northeast Louisiana University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

He is former Mayor/Councilman of the City of Gautier.[1]

Committee assignments


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Read has been appointed to the following committees:


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



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Read won re-election to District 112 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election. [2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Read was re-elected in District 112, running unopposed.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 112 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
John Read (R) 5,368 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Read received $12,352 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Read's campaign in 2011
Chevron Corp$1,000
Chevron Usa$1,000
Mississippi Dental Association$500
Total Raised in 2011 $12,352
Total Votes received in 2011 5,593
Cost of each vote received $2.21


In 2007, Read collected $12,605 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
Harrahs $1,000
Mississippi Dental Association $1,000
Anheuser-Busch $1,000
Chevron Corp $1,000

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Contact Information

Capitol Address
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215-1018

District Address:
2396 Robert Hiram Drive
Gautier, MS 39552
Phone: 228-497-4090               228-497-4090       (Business)
Phone: 228-497-9852 (Home)

Capitol Email:

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