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==Election history==
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==Elections==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''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>
  
 
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|Chamber= Mississippi House of Representatives, District 120 General Election
 
|party1= Republican  
 
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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 ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', 2007 election results.]</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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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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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
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.
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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.
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
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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
 
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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>
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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>
 
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|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>
 
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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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==Scorecards==
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{{Mississippi legislature scorecards|Begin=2014|End=2020}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
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==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.''
 
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==See also==
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*[[Mississippi State Legislature]]
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*[[Mississippi House of Representatives]]
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*[[Mississippi House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Mississippi State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Joint Committees]]
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*[[Mississippi state legislative districts]]
  
 
==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 Office website]
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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
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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$123/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

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Texas scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[11]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[12]

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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See also

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