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|Mississippi Senate District 29|
|High school||Clinton High School|
|Bachelor's||Delta State University|
|Master's||Delta State University|
|Ph.D.||Florida State University|
|Profession||Higher education administration|
Stanford is currently the Vice President for Administration and Government Relations at Mississippi College. He is also an adjunct professor at the college and coordinates the graduate program in Higher Education Administration.
He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Delta State University, and holds a PhD from Florida State University.
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011
Stanford ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 29. He defeated Gerald Kucia in the primary on August 2, 2011. Incumbent David Blount ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Stanford was defeated by Blount in the general election on November 8, 2011. 
|Mississippi State Senate, District 29 General Election, 2011|
|Democrat||David Blount Incumbent||69.3%||14,126|
On his website, Standford highlight the following issues:
- Education and work force development:
- As an educator, I believe that education and workforce development are key to Mississippi's future prosperity.
- Public safety:
- I believe that it is both critical and essential that public safety remains a top legislative priority.
- Voter fraud:
- I believe in maintaining the integrity of our democratic process, which includes the proper use of voter ID and tough laws to address fraud.
- I believe a key to economic strength and recovery is to tax less.
- Support for business and industry:
- I believe in a free market within a business-friendly environment.
- Economic development
- I will support appropriate and aggressive efforts to attract new business and industry to create job opportunities for Mississippians.
- Limited government:
- I believe in a modest, limited government.
- The Constitution:
- I believe the United State Constitution, as written and amended, must be protected and followed. Only "the people" can change it, if desired, and its stated balance of power must be insisted upon.
Stanford and his wife, Cindy, live in Clinton and have two children. He is a member of the Main Street Clinton Board and Energy Regional Advisory Council.
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Stanford's campaign page on Facebook
- Stanford's main page on Facebook
- Stanford on Twitter