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Lee Yancey

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Lee Yancey
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Mississippi State Senate District 20
Former member
In office
2008 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday07/29/1968
Place of birthRipley, MS
ProfessionWoodridge Capital Portfolio Management
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lee Yancey (b. July 29, 1968) is a former Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 20th Senatorial District.

Yancey joined the Mississippi State Senate in 2008 and served in that position until 2012.

Yancey has worked as a Public Affair Consultant and a Minister. He currently works for Woodridge Capital Portfolio Management.

Yancey earned his MDiv and DMin from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also attended Mississippi College.

Yancey unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for Mississippi Treasurer in 2011.
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Committee assignments

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Yancey was appointed to these committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Yancey ran for Mississippi Treasurer in 2011. Facing Lucien Smith and Lynn Fitch in the August 2 primary he came in second, but since no candidate won 50 percent of the vote, a runoff with Fitch took place on August 23.

Treasurer -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaLynn Fitch 38%
     Republican Party Lucien Smith 29%
     Republican Party ApprovedaLee Yancey 34%
Total Votes 269,726

Fitch defeated Yancey in the runoff, taking 53 percent of the vote.

Treasurer - Republican primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaLynn Fitch 53%
     Republican Party Lee Yancey 47%
Total Votes 156,006


Issues

On his campaign website, Yancey listed four main issues:[2]

  • $20 Billion of Your Tax Money
Excerpt: "The State Treasurer is responsible for managing over $20 billion of your tax money. That's why the choice you make in the August 2nd Republican Primary election is an important one..."
  • Lower Taxes
Excerpt: "Mississippi citizens do not need higher taxes. Lee Yancey is the only candidate running for State Treasurer, who has an actual voting record for everyone to see. In his four years in the State Senate, Yancey never voted for a tax increase."
  • Reduce Government Debt
Excerpt: "As your Treasurer, Yancey will bring fiscal discipline to the Bond Commission and emphasize paying off existing debt faster, because you never know what might happen with the economy."
  • Protecting Mississippi from Obama
Excerpt: "As your State Treasurer, Yancey will add his voice to the voices of other conservative leaders across the country, in calling for Washington D.C. to back off. Yancey believes in the U.S. Constitution and supports the 10th Amendment, which grants the states primary authority over how we govern our lives."

Ads relating to the campaign

2007

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Lee Yancey ran unopposed for District 20 of the Mississippi State Senate. [3]

Lee Yancey raised $81,057 for his campaign.[4]

Mississippi Senate, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent


Lee Yancey (R) 24,647 100%

Campaign donors

2009

In 2009 Lee Yancey collected $39,050 in donations. [5]

His four largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Tower Loan $1,500
Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association $1,000
Mississippi State Farm $1,000
MD Eye PAC $1,000

Personal

Yancey and his wife, Courtney, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi State Senate District 20
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Josh Harkins