Larry Byrd

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Larry Byrd
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 104
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthAugust 1, 1948
Place of birthHattiesburg, Mississippi
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Office website
Larry Byrd (b. August 1, 1948) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 104. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Byrd's professional experience includes working as a contractor. He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Byrd served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
County Affairs, Vice Chair
Marine Resources
Ports, Harbors and Airports


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


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



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Byrd won re-election to District 104 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 104 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Byrd Incumbent 89.9% 8,122
     Reform Party Randy Walker 10.1% 913
Total Votes 9,035


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Byrd was elected in District 104, running unopposed in the general election.[5] He defeated Keith Ball, Chad King and Roger Lott in the primary election.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 104 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Larry Byrd (R) 6,198 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Byrd received $12,300 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Byrd's campaign in 2011
Mississippi House Republican Conference$2,000
Mississippi Bankers Association$1,000
Byrd, Larry$1,000
Barksdale, James L$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $12,300
Total Votes received in 2011 8,122
Cost of each vote received $1.51


In 2007, Byrd collected $11,900 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Association of Realtors $2,000
Necaise Construction Co Inc $1,000
Benlaw Ventures Inc $1,000
Mississippi Roadbuilders Association PAC $1,000
Warren, Lawrence W. $1,000


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[10]


Byrd has been a Knight Commander Court of Honour with the Knights of the York Cross of Honour and Scottish Rite. He has also been a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Petal Chamber of Commerce, Petal Masonic Lodge No. 516, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.[1]

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