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|Name = Mark Baker
 
|Name = Mark Baker
 
|Profile picture = Mark Baker.jpg
 
|Profile picture = Mark Baker.jpg
|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives District 74
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|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives, District 74
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = 2004 - Present
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|Tenure = 2004 - present
 
|Term ends = January 3, 2016
 
|Term ends = January 3, 2016
 
|Assumed office = 2004
 
|Assumed office = 2004
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|Base salary = $10,000 per year
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|Base salary = $10,000/year
 
|Per diem = $109/day
 
|Per diem = $109/day
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark Baker''' (b. May 13, 1962) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]].  He has represented the 74th District since 2004.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark Baker''' (b. May 13, 1962) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]], representing District 74.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.
  
Baker is a Board Attorney for Brandon and Puckett. He has previously been a Prosecutor for Brandon and Municipal Judge for Pelahatchie. He earned his JD from the Mississippi College School of Law and BA from the University of Memphis.
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==Biography==
 
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Baker earned his B.A. from the University of Memphis and J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a Board Attorney for Brandon and Puckett, Prosecutor for the city of Brandon, and Municipal Judge for the city of Pelahatchie.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40211 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Baker]</ref>
Baker is a Deacon at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, member of the Mississippi Bar, and President of the [[sunshinereview:Ranking County, Mississippi|Rankin County]] Bar Association.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40211 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Baker]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Baker has been appointed to the following committees:
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During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Baker served on the following committees:
* [[Apportionment and Elections Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Apportionment and Elections]]
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* [[Congressional Redistricting Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Congressional Redistricting]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Fees and Salaries of Public Officers Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Fees and Salaries of Public Officers]]
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|State = Mississippi
* [[Judiciary A Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Judiciary A]], Chair
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|year = 2012
* [[Judiciary En Banc Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Judiciary En Banc]], Chair
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
* [[Legislative Reapportionment Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Legislative Reapportionment]]
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|Committee1 = Apportionment and Elections
* [[Municipalities Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Municipalities]]
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|Committee2 = Congressional Redistricting
* [[Ways and Means Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Ways and Means]]
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|Committee3 = Fees and Salaries of Public Officers
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|Committee4 = Judiciary A
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|Committee5 = Judiciary En Banc
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|Chair5 = Chair
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|Committee6 = Legislative Reapportionment
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|Committee7 = Municipalities
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|Committee8 = Ways and Means
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}}
  
 
===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Baker was appointed to the following committees:
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During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Baker served on the following committees:
* [[Apportionment and Elections Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Apportionment and Elections]]
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* [[Conservation and Water Resources Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Conservation and Water Resources]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Fees and Salaries of Public Officers Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Fees and Salaries of Public Officers]]
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|Collapse=Yes
* [[Judiciary A Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Judiciary A]]
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|State = Mississippi
* [[Judiciary En Banc Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Judiciary En Banc]]
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|year = 2010
* [[Public Utilities Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Public Utilities]]
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Apportionment and Elections
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|Committee2 = Conservation and Water Resources
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|Committee3 = Fees and Salaries of Public Officers
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|Committee4 = Judiciary A
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|Committee5 = Judiciary En Banc
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|Committee6 = Public Utilities
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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{{presendorse|2012|Newt Gingrich}}<ref>[http://www.newt.org/news/newt-2012-announces-mississippi-leaders-with-newt/ ''Newt Gingrich 2012,'' "Newt 2012 Announces “Mississippi Leaders With Newt”," March 12, 2012]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Newt Gingrich}}<ref>[http://www.newt.org/news/newt-2012-announces-mississippi-leaders-with-newt/ ''Newt Gingrich 2012,'' "Newt 2012 Announces “Mississippi Leaders With Newt”," March 12, 2012]</ref>
  
==Elections==
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==Election history==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007]]''
  
On November 6, 2007 Baker was re-elected in District 74, running unopposed.<ref>http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp</ref>
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On November 6, 2007 Baker was re-elected in District 74, running unopposed.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', 2007 election results.]</ref>
  
 
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===2007===
 
===2007===
In 2007, Baker collected $35,255 in donations.<ref> http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94493</ref>
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In 2007, Baker collected $35,255 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94493 ''Follow the Money'', 2007 contributions to Mark Baker.]</ref>
  
 
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
 
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/baker_(74th).xml Office website]
* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/baker_(74th).xml Mississippi House Member Page]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40211 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40211 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40211 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40211 Biography from Project Vote Smart]

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Mark Baker
Mark Baker.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 74
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 Memphis
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Personal
BirthdayMay 13, 1962
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Baker (b. May 13, 1962) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 74. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Biography

Baker earned his B.A. from the University of Memphis and J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a Board Attorney for Brandon and Puckett, Prosecutor for the city of Brandon, and Municipal Judge for the city of Pelahatchie.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Apportionment and Elections
Congressional Redistricting
Fees and Salaries of Public Officers
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc, Chair
Legislative Reapportionment
Municipalities
Ways and Means

2010-2011

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mark Baker (Mississippi) endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Election history

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Baker won re-election to District 74 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election. [3]

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Baker was re-elected in District 74, running unopposed.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 74 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Mark Baker (R) 10,057 100.00%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Baker received $39,825 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Baker (Mississippi)'s campaign in 2011
Comcast$2,000
Health Management Associates Of Mississippi$1,500
Mississippi Physicians Association$1,500
Tower Loan$1,300
Tellus Operating Group Llc$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $39,825
Total Votes received in 2011 12,241
Cost of each vote received $3.25

2007

In 2007, Baker collected $35,255 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association $1,000
Bounds, Mark S. $1,000
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
Sentry Care Inc. $1,000
Watkins, Thomas $780

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