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Russell Jolly
Russell Jolly.jpg
Mississippi State Senate, District 8
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSmall business owner and cattle farmer
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Russell Jolly is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in the November 8, 2011 special election.


Jolly's professional experience includes spending much of his career running a grocery store in rural Mississippi, and operating his family's cattle farm.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Jolly served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Vice Chair
County Affairs
Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res
Highway and Transportation


Campaign themes


On his Facebook page, Jolly highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Economic development and job growth: "conomic development and job growth are imperative to the vitality of our communities and to keeping our bright and talented young people from leaving this area. I will work with local, regional and state leaders to take measures to attract new businesses and higher paying jobs to District 8. For example, I will fight for our fair share of transportation dollars to improve infrastructure so that District 8 will be a more attractive venue for economic development."
  • Public schools: "A good public school system is critical to the educational, social, and moral development of our children and grandchildren. I have a close association with our public school system. My wife, Rhonda, has been a public school teacher for 33 years and both of our children obtained good educations in the public school system. If you give me the opportunity to be your next senator, I will fight to adequately fund public education and also to bring more accountability and better moral standards to our school systems."
  • Conservative values: "As a husband, father, and grandfather, I also will be committed to restoring and preserving our conservative values. It is no secret that America has lost its moral compass and our value system has eroded in recent years. I will fight to reclaim those traditional Christian values. I also will fight to protect other conservative values such as our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and the right to not have our private property unfairly taken by the government through eminent domain."
  • Finance: "A farmer and former small business owner, I have had years of experience making tough financial decisions and living within my means. If elected, I will use that experience and a common-sense perspective in making decisions with how our state government spends our tax dollars. I will fight to cut wasteful spending of our hard-earned money."

Election history


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Jolly won election to the Mississippi Senate District 8. He defeated Marshall Coleman, Barry Springer and Sherman Carouthers in the primary on August 2, 2011. Patsy Gregory defeated Victor Horn in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[3][4]

Mississippi State Senate, District 8 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRussell Jolly 66.3% 11,558
     Republican Patsy Gregory 33.7% 5,872
Total Votes 17,430
Mississippi State Senate, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRussell Jolly 50.2% 6,112
Marshall Coleman 27.8% 3,390
Sherman Carouthers 22% 2,678
Total Votes 12,180

2011 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Jolly won election in the 2011 special election for Mississippi Senate District 8. He faced Patsy Gregory (R) in the special election.

Campaign donors


In 2011, Jolly received $62,441 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Russell Jolly's campaign in 2011
Jolly, Russell$25,000
Mississippi Hospital Association$7,500
Brand, Neta$3,000
Nonitemized Contributions$2,455
Mississippi Association Of Realtors$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $62,441
Total Votes received in 2011 11,558
Cost of each vote received $5.4


Jolly and his wife, Rhonda, have two children and five grandchildren.

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