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The Mississippi House of Representatives is the lower house of the Mississippi State Legislature. 122 members serve in the House and are elected to two year terms every odd numbered year. Each member represents an average of 23,316 residents, as of the 2000 Census.[1] The session begins the first Tuesday of each January and each session meets for only 90 days during that term unless the governor orders a special session[2].

In 2010, the House was originally scheduled to be in session from January 5th to April 3rd. However, the session was extended to May 3rd. Additionally, a special session was held that convened on April 22nd and adjourned on April 23rd.[3]

Sessions

In 2010, the House of Representatives was originally scheduled to be in session from January 5th to April 3rd. However, their regular session was extended to May 3rd. Additionally, a special session was held from April 22nd to April 23rd.

Article IV of the Mississippi Constitution establishes when the Mississippi State Legislature, of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to meet. Section 36 of Article IV states that the legislature is to convene in regular session on the Tuesday following the first Monday in January of each year. Section 36 limits the length of regular sessions to ninety calendar days, except for once every four years when the regular session can last up to one hundred twenty-five calendar days. The most recent one hundred twenty-five day session was in 2008, and the next session of this kind will be in 2012.

Section 36 also allows the Legislature to extend its sessions for thirty days by a two-thirds vote of both legislative houses. There is no limit on the number of times a session can be extended in this way. In 2010, the Legislature extended its session once, moving the date of adjournment from April 3rd to May 3rd.

Article V of the Mississippi Constitution gives the Governor of Mississippi the power to call the Legislature into extraordinary session. Section 121 of Article V enumerates this power.

Elections

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the House, a special election is required to fill the vacant seat. The Governor must call for an election no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. After the Governor sets the election date, the counties conducting the election must give no less than 45 days notice before the election. All qualifying deadlines are 30 days before the election[4].

No special election is held if the vacancy happens after June 1st in an election year[5].

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 58
     Republican Party 64
Total 122


Representatives

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.[6]

Position Representative Party
State Speaker of the House William McCoy Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Speaker Pro Tempore Joseph Compretta Electiondot.png Democratic

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2010, members of the Mississippi House of Representatives are paid $10,000/year. Per diem is $116/day tied to the federal rate.[7]

The $10,000/year that Mississippi representatives are paid as of 2010 is the same as they were paid during legislative sessions in 2007. Per diem has increased from $91/day in 2007 to $116/day in 2010.[8]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

Mississippi legislators assume office the first day of the regular session of the year following election. The Constitution requires the Legislature to convene yearly on the Tuesday after the first Monday in January.

Current members

District Representative Party Residence
1 Lester Carpenter Ends.png Republican Burnsville
2 E. Harvey Moss Electiondot.png Democratic Corinth
3 William McCoy Electiondot.png Democratic Rienzi
4 Greg Ward Electiondot.png Democratic Ripley
5 Kelvin Buck Electiondot.png Democratic Holly Springs
6 Eugene Hamilton Ends.png Republican Olive Branch
7 Wanda Jennings Ends.png Republican Southaven
8 Larry Baker Ends.png Republican Senatobia
9 Clara Burnett Electiondot.png Democratic Tunica
10 Warner McBride Electiondot.png Democratic Courtland
11 Joe Gardner Electiondot.png Democratic Batesville
12 Noal Akins Ends.png Republican Oxford
13 Jack Gadd Electiondot.png Democratic Hickory Flat
14 Margaret Rogers Electiondot.png Democratic New Albany
15 Mac Huddleston Ends.png Republican Pontotoc
16 Daniel Holland Electiondot.png Democratic Plantersville
17 Brian Aldridge Ends.png Republican Tupelo
18 Jerry Turner Ends.png Republican Baldwin
19 Mark DuVall Electiondot.png Democratic Mantachic
20 Jimmy Puckett Electiondot.png Democratic Amory
21 Donnie Bell Electiondot.png Democratic Fulton
22 Preston Sullivan Electiondot.png Democratic Okolona
23 Charles Beckett Ends.png Republican Bruce
24 Sidney Bondurant Electiondot.png Democratic Grenada
25 John Mayo Electiondot.png Democratic Clarksdale
26 Chuck Espy Electiondot.png Democratic Clarksdale
27 Ferr Smith Electiondot.png Democratic Carthage
28 S. David Norquist Electiondot.png Democratic Cleveland
29 Linda Coleman Electiondot.png Democratic Mound Bayou
30 Robert Huddleston Electiondot.png Democratic Sumner
31 Sara Thomas Electiondot.png Democratic Indianola
32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Electiondot.png Democratic Greenwood
33 Thomas Reynolds, II Electiondot.png Democratic Charleston
34 Linda Whittington Electiondot.png Democratic Schlater
35 Dannie Reed Ends.png Republican Ackerman
36 David Gibbs Electiondot.png Democratic West Point
37 Gary Chism Ends.png Republican Columbus
38 Tyrone Ellis Electiondot.png Democratic Starkville
39 Jeffrey Smith Electiondot.png Democratic Columbus
40 W.T. Mayhall, Jr. Ends.png Republican Southaven
41 Esther Harrison Electiondot.png Democratic Columbus
42 Reecy Dickson Electiondot.png Democratic Macon
43 Russ Nowell Electiondot.png Democratic Louisville
44 C. Scott Bounds Electiondot.png Democratic Philadelphia
45 Bennett Malone Electiondot.png Democratic Carthage
46 Bobby Howell Ends.png Republican Kilmichael
47 Bryant Clark Electiondot.png Democratic Pickens
48 Mary Stevens Electiondot.png Democratic West
49 Willie Bailey Electiondot.png Democratic Greenville
50 John Hines Electiondot.png Democratic Greenville
51 Rufus Straughter Electiondot.png Democratic Belzoni
52 Thomas Woods Ends.png Republican Byhalia
53 Robert Moak Electiondot.png Democratic Bogue Chitto
54 Alex Monsour Ends.png Republican Vicksburg
55 George Flaggs, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Vicksburg
56 Philip Gunn Ends.png Republican Clinton
57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Canton
58 Rita Martinson Ends.png Republican Madison
59 Kevin McGee Ends.png Republican Brandon
60 John Moore Ends.png Republican Brandon
61 Ray Rogers Ends.png Republican Pearl
62 Thomas Weathersby, Sr. Ends.png Republican Florence
63 Walter Robinson, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Bolton
64 William Denny, Jr. Ends.png Republican Jackson
65 Mary Coleman Electiondot.png Democratic Jackson
66 Cecil Brown Electiondot.png Democratic Jackson
67 Earle Banks Electiondot.png Democratic Jackson
68 Credell Calhoun Electiondot.png Democratic Jackson
69 Alyce Clarke Electiondot.png Democratic Jackson
70 James Evans Electiondot.png Democratic Jackson
71 Adrienne Wooten Electiondot.png Democratic Canton
72 Kimberly Campbell Buck Electiondot.png Democratic Jackson
73 James Ellington Ends.png Republican raymond
74 Mark Baker Ends.png Republican Brandon
75 Tracy Arinder, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Morton
76 Gregory Holloway, Sr. Electiondot.png Democratic Hazlehurst
77 J. Andrew Gipson Ends.png Republican Braxton
78 Billy Nicholson Electiondot.png Democratic Little rock
79 Blaine Eaton, II Electiondot.png Democratic Taylorville
80 Omeria Scott Electiondot.png Democratic Laurel
81 Stephen Horne Ends.png Republican Meridian
82 Wilbert Jones Electiondot.png Democratic Meridian
83 Elton Gregory Snowden Ends.png Republican Meridian
84 Tad Campbell Ends.png Republican Meridian
85 America Chuck Middleton Electiondot.png Democratic Mississippi
86 Sherra Lane Electiondot.png Democratic Waynesboro
87 Johnny Stringer Electiondot.png Democratic Montrose
88 Gary Staples Ends.png Republican Laurel
89 Bobby Shows Electiondot.png Democratic Ellisville
90 Joseph Warren Electiondot.png Democratic Mount Olive
91 Robert Evans Electiondot.png Democratic Monticello
92 Becky Currie Ends.png Republican Brookhaven
93 Dirk Dedeaux Electiondot.png Democratic Perkinston
94 Robert Johnson, III Electiondot.png Democratic Natchez
95 Jessica Upshaw Ends.png Republican Diamondhead
96 Angela Cockerham Electiondot.png Democratic Magnolia
97 Sam Mims, V Ends.png Republican McComb
98 David Myers Electiondot.png Democratic McComb
99 Bill Pigott Ends.png Republican Tylertown
100 Ken Morgan Ends.png Republican Morgantown
101 Harvey Fillingane Ends.png Republican Sumrall
102 Toby Barker Ends.png Republican Hattiesburg
103 Percy Watson Electiondot.png Democratic Hattiesburg
104 Larry Byrd Ends.png Republican Petal
105 J. Shaun Walley Electiondot.png Democratic Leakesville
106 Herbert Frierson Ends.png Republican Poplarville
107 Deryk Parker Electiondot.png Democratic Lucedale
108 Mark Formby Ends.png Republican Picayune
109 Frank Hamilton Ends.png Republican Hurley
110 Billy Broomfield Electiondot.png Democratic Moss Point
111 Brandon Jones Electiondot.png Democratic Pascagoula
112 John Read Ends.png Republican Gaultier
113 Henry Zuber, III Ends.png Republican Ocean Springs
114 Jeffrey S. Guice Ends.png Republican Ocean Springs
115 Randall Patterson Electiondot.png Democratic Biloxi
116 Steven Palazzo Ends.png Republican Biloxi
117 Scott DeLano Ends.png Republican Biloxi
118 Roger Ishee Ends.png Republican Gulfport
119 Frances Fredericks Electiondot.png Democratic Gulfport
120 Richard Bennett Ends.png Republican Long Beach
121 Diane Peranich Electiondot.png Democratic Pass Christian
122 Joseph Compretta Electiondot.png Democratic Bay St. Louis

Standing committees

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