Richard Bennett (Mississippi)

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Richard Bennett
Mississippi House of Representatives District 120
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2012
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000 per year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthJune 25, 1957
Office website
Richard Bennett (b. June 25, 1957) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He has represented the 120th District since 2008.

Bennett is retired. He worked at Dupont and was educated at the University of Southern Mississippi and Gulf Coast Junior College.

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

Committee assignments

Bennett currently serves on the following committees:



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

Bennett is running in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 120. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Democratic candidate Charles Boggs ran unopposed in the August 2 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 8, 2011. [2]


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.[3] He defeated Glenn Mitchell and Sam Holston in the primary election with 1,654 votes to 777 and 394 votes, respectively.[4]

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


In 2007, Bennett collected $43,033 in donations.[5]

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

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215

District Address:
20108 Daugherty Road
Long Beach, MS 39560
Phone: 228-863-6483               228-863-6483       (Home)


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Mississippi House of Representatives District 120
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