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As with all other U.S. states and the federal government, Mississippi's government is based on the separation of legislative, executive and judicial power. Mississippi is one of only five states that elects its state officials in odd numbered years. Mississippi holds elections for these offices every four years in the years preceding Presidential election years. Named after the Mississippi River, Mississippi’s capital and largest city is Jackson. Currently, Mississippi has two Republican members of the U.S. Senate, a total of four members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 122 members of the Mississippi House of Representatives and 52 members of the Mississippi State Senate. As of September 2013, Mississippi is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.


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2014 elections in Mississippi

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Voting in Mississippi

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External resources for the State of Mississippi

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National politics in Mississippi

CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Mississippi

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Roger Wicker
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Mississippi 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Thad Cochran
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Mississippi 1978January 3, 2021November 2020Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bennie Thompson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Gregg Harper
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Steven Palazzo
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Mississippi judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Mississippi Court of Appeals, the Mississippi Circuit Courts, the Mississippi Chancery Court, the Mississippi county courts, the Mississippi justice courts, the Mississippi youth courts and the Mississippi municipal courts.

The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.



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The Magnolia State
Capital:   Jackson
Motto:   By valor and arms
Population:   2.97 million
Area of state:   48,430 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1817
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