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|Name = Richard Bennett
 
|Name = Richard Bennett
 
|Profile picture = RichardBennett.jpg
 
|Profile picture = RichardBennett.jpg
|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives District 120
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|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives, District 120
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = 2008 - Present
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|Tenure = 2008 - present
 
|Term ends = January 3, 2016
 
|Term ends = January 3, 2016
 
|Assumed office = 2008
 
|Assumed office = 2008
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|Years leadership 5 =
 
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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}}'''Richard Bennett''' (b. June 25, 1957) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]].  He has represented the 120th District since 2008.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Richard Bennett''' (b. June 25, 1957) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]], representing District 120.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.
  
Bennett is retired.  He worked at Dupont and was educated at the University of Southern Mississippi and Gulf Coast Junior College.
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==Biography==
 
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Bennett attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Gulf Coast Junior College. Now retired, his professional experience includes working at DuPont.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69948 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Bennett]</ref>
He is a member of the Foreign Trade Zone, Gulf Coast Council of Governments, Hazard Mitigation Council, and Long Beach Drug Task Force.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69948 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Bennett]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
 
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Bennett served on the following committees:
 
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Bennett served on the following committees:
* [[Gaming Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Gaming]], Chair
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* [[Judiciary A Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Judiciary A]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Judiciary En Banc Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Judiciary En Banc]]
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|State = Mississippi
* [[Local and Private Legislation Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Local and Private Legislation]]
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|year = 2012
* [[Management Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Management]], Vice-Chair
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
* [[Universities and Colleges Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Universities and Colleges]]
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|Committee1 = Gaming
* [[Ways and Means Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Ways and Means]]
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Judiciary A
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|Committee3 = Judiciary En Banc
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|Committee4 = Local and Private Legislation
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|Committee5 = Management
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|Committee6 = Universities and Colleges
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|Committee7 = Ways and Means
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}}
  
 
===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Bennett was appointed to the following committees:
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During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Bennett served on the following committees:
* [[Conservation and Water Resources Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Conservation and Water Resources]]
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* [[Management Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Management]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Ports, Harbors and Airports Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Ports, Harbors and Airports]]
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|State = Mississippi
* [[Public Utilities Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Public Utilities]]
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|year = 2010
* [[Tourism Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Tourism]]
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Conservation and Water Resources
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|Committee2 = Management
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|Committee3 = Ports, Harbors and Airports
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|Committee4 = Public Utilities
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|Committee5 = Tourism
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
  
On November 8, 2011, Bennett won re-election to District 120 of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]].  He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated [[Charles Boggs]] in the November 8 general election. <ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf ''Mississippi Secretary of State,'' 2011 Official Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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On November 8, 2011, Bennett won re-election to District 120 of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]].  He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated [[Charles Boggs]] in the November 8 general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/elections_results_2011.aspx ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', "2011 Primary Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/page.aspx?s=7&s1=1&s2=92 ''Mississippi Secretary of State,'' "Official 2011 General Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2011
 
{{Election box 2011
 
|Chamber= Mississippi House of Representatives, District 120 General Election
 
|Chamber= Mississippi House of Representatives, District 120 General Election
 
|party1= Republican  
 
|party1= Republican  
|party2= Democrat
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|party2= Democratic
 
|winner1 = Richard Bennett
 
|winner1 = Richard Bennett
 
|Inc1 = Y
 
|Inc1 = Y
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007]]''
  
On November 6, 2007 Bennett was elected in District 120, defeating Democratic challenger Ed Hatem in the general election.<ref>http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp</ref>  He defeated Glenn Mitchell and Sam Holston in the primary election with 1,654 votes to 777 and 394 votes, respectively.<ref>http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/PrimaryCert/Republican.asp</ref>
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On November 6, 2007, Bennett was elected in District 120, defeating Democratic challenger Ed Hatem in the general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014]</ref>  He defeated Glenn Mitchell and Sam Holston in the primary election with 1,654 votes to 777 and 394 votes, respectively.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/PrimaryCert/Republican.asp ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', 2007 Republican primary certification]</ref>
  
 
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Bennett's reports.
 
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Bennett's reports.
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
{{Campaign finance reports
|Name = Richard Bennett (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+S2ME00125 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Richard Bennett Summary Report," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Name = Richard Bennett (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+S2ME00125 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Richard Bennett Summary Report," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
 
|Political Party = Republican
 
|Political Party = Republican
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/858/12020324858/12020324858.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "April Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/858/12020324858/12020324858.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "April Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 1 = unknown
 
|Date 1 = unknown
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 0.00
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 0.00
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|Expenditures 1= 3054.00
 
|Expenditures 1= 3054.00
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 104605.00
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 104605.00
|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/226/12020581226/12020581226.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/226/12020581226/12020581226.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "July Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 2 = July 10, 2012
 
|Date 2 = July 10, 2012
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 112930.80
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 112930.80
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===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, Bennett received $30,170 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MS&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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In 2011, Bennett received $30,170 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MS&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
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Bennett has been a member of the Foreign Trade Zone, Gulf Coast Council of Governments, Hazard Mitigation Council, and Long Beach Drug Task Force.<ref name=vs/>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Richard + Bennett + Mississippi + Legislature'''
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Richard + Bennett + Mississippi + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Contact Information==
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Capitol Address:<br>
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Post Office Box 1018<br>
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Jackson, MS 39215<br>
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District Address:<br>
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20108 Daugherty Road<br>
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Long Beach, MS 39560<br>
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Phone: 228-863-6483                228-863-6483       (Home)<br>
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Email:<br>
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rbennett@house.ms.gov
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/bennett.xml Office website]
* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/bennett.xml Mississippi House Member Page]
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* [http://openstates.org/ms/legislators/MSL000102/richard-bennett/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69948 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69948 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69948 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69948 Biography from Project Vote Smart]

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Richard Bennett
RichardBennett.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 120
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJune 25, 1957
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Richard Bennett (b. June 25, 1957) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 120. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Biography

Bennett attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Gulf Coast Junior College. Now retired, his professional experience includes working at DuPont.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Gaming, Chair
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Local and Private Legislation
Management
Universities and Colleges
Ways and Means

2010-2011

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Conservation and Water Resources
Management
Ports, Harbors and Airports
Public Utilities
Tourism

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Bennett won re-election to District 120 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Charles Boggs in the November 8 general election.[2][3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 120 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bennett Incumbent 65.2% 3,486
     Democratic Charles Boggs 34.8% 1,864
Total Votes 5,350

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Bennett was elected in District 120, defeating Democratic challenger Ed Hatem in the general election.[4] He defeated Glenn Mitchell and Sam Holston in the primary election with 1,654 votes to 777 and 394 votes, respectively.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 120 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Richard Bennett (R) 2,913 60.37%
Ed Hatem (D) 1,912 39.63%

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Bennett's reports.

Richard Bennett (2012)[6] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]unknown$0.00$107,654.00$(3,054.00)$104,605.00
July Quarterly[8]July 10, 2012$112,930.80$32,561.06$(145,459.77)$32.09
Running totals
$140,215.06$(148,513.77)

2011

In 2011, Bennett received $30,170 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Bennett's campaign in 2011
Mississippi House Republican Conference$2,000
Hancock Bank$1,000
Barksdale, James L$1,000
Southeastern La Water & Sewer$1,000
MSBANKPAC$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $30,170
Total Votes received in 2011 3,486
Cost of each vote received $8.65

2007

In 2007, Bennett collected $43,033 in donations.[10]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Republican Party $2,500
Mississippi Bankers Association $2,000
Richard Bennett Alderman Campaign $1,803
Mississippi Association of Realtors $1,500
Butler, William $1,000

Personal

Bennett has been a member of the Foreign Trade Zone, Gulf Coast Council of Governments, Hazard Mitigation Council, and Long Beach Drug Task Force.[1]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Richard + Bennett + Mississippi + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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