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Rita Martinson
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 58
Incumbent
In office
1992 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 5, 1991
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMillsaps College
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 11, 1937
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rita Martinson (b. September 11, 1937) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 58. She was first elected to the chamber in 1991.

Martinson served as Treasurer of the Madison County Republican Executive Committee from 1993 to 1997.

Biography

Martinson earned her B.A. from Millsaps College. Her professional experience includes working as a businesswoman, Vice President of GardenWorks, and Marketing/Sales/Vice President of Green Oak Nursery and Florist.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Martinson was appointed to the following committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Martinson won re-election to District 58 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She defeated Bobby Dallas in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[2]

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007 Martinson was re-elected in District 58. She ran unopposed.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 58 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rita Martinson (R) 8,288

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Martinson received $55,083 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rita Martinson's campaign in 2011
Martinson, Rita$10,000
Improve Mississippi$6,138
Mississippi Bankers Association$3,000
Mississippi House Republican Conference$2,000
Home Builders Association Of Mississippi$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $55,083
Total Votes received in 2011 9,665
Cost of each vote received $5.7

2007

In 2007, Martinson collected $8,650 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association $550
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi $500
First Heritage Credit LLC $500
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association $500

Personal

Martinson is married with four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 58
1992–present
Succeeded by
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