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On November 8, 2011, Miles won election to District 75 of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]]. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Republican candidate [[Brenda Whatley-Kirby]] 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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On November 8, 2011, Miles won election to District 75 of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]]. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Republican candidate [[Brenda Whatley-Kirby]] 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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Tom Miles
Tom Miles.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 75
Incumbent
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Education
High schoolMorton High School
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Personal
Place of birthMorton, Mississippi
ProfessionOwner, Tom Miles Insurance
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Miles is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 75. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Biography

Miles graduated from Mississippi State University. His professional experience includes owning an insurance business in Forest.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Insurance
Public Health and Human Services
Public Property
Transportation
Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Miles' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • EDUCATION: "Full funding of our public schools, our community colleges and our universities. No excuses. Our students get the state funding they need. If we are going to hold our students to the highest standards, then we must not short-change them!"
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: "Making economic development a priority for Scott County, which means working with the public officials and business leaders who create new jobs, supporting our small business owners and speaking out for Scott County at the State Capitol."
  • HEALTH CARE: "We must have a state health care system that never forgets our senior citizens. They were there for us, and we should be there for them. It is a moral imperative."
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT: "Our fire, sheriff and police departments need more resources and better equipment. As an interstate county, we face extra challenges, our emergency officials need to be readily equipped to meet them."
  • FAMILY FARMS: "Every family farmer must know that government will support them in every way possible. I will be a strong voice for our local poultry farmers who make up a large segment of our local economy."
  • HONESTY AND INTEGRITY: "Scott County deserves a representative who will return your phone calls, listen to your ideas, stand by his word, and work day and night for Scott County."

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Miles won election to District 75 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Republican candidate Brenda Whatley-Kirby in the November 8 general election.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 75 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Miles 79.9% 5,040
     Republican Brenda Whatley-Kirby 20.1% 1,271
Total Votes 6,311

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Miles received $31,040 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Miles's campaign in 2011
Miles, Tom$5,000
Believe Pac$2,500
Mississippi Association For Justice$2,500
M H P$2,500
House Democratic Leadership Of Mississippi$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $31,040
Total Votes received in 2011 5,040
Cost of each vote received $6.16

Personal

Miles and his wife, Mandy, have one daughter.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tracy Arinder, Jr.
Mississippi House of Representatives District 75
2012 – Present
Succeeded by
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