2015 Gulf Coast Candidates for State House of Representatives

The following have qualified for candidacy in the 2015 election for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Only the Gulf Coast region is represented below. For a complete list see Empower Mississippi‘s tabulation for the entire state.

District 93 (Hancock/Pearl River):

  • Incumbent Timmy Ladner (R)
  • Billy Joe Ladner (D)

District 95 (Hancock/Harrison): Incumbent Patricia Willis (R) of Diamondhead is unopposed.

District 105 (Greene):

  • Dennis Cochran (D)
  • Roun McNeal (R)

District 106 (Pearl River): Incumbent Herb Frierson (R) of Poplarville is running unopposed.

District 107 (George):

  • Incumbent Doug McLeod (R)
  • Austin Howell (D)

District 108 (Pearl River):

  • Incumbent Mark S. Formby (R)
  • Leaven Guy (D)

District 109 (Jackson): Incumbent Manly Barton (R) of Moss Point is running unopposed.

District 110 (Jackson):

  • Incumbent Jeramey D. Anderson (D)
  • Mitch Ellerby (D)

District 111 (Jackson):

  • Incumbent Charles Busby (R)
  • Kay Sims (D)

District 112 (Jackson):

  • Incumbent John O. Read (R)
  • Amanda Magee (R)

District 113 (Jackson): Incumbent Hank Zuber (R) of Ocean Springs is running unopposed.

District 114 (Jackson):

  • Incumbent Jeffrey S. “Jeff” Guice (R)
  • Dr. Barney W. O’Neal (R)

District 115 (Harrison):

  • Incumbent Randall H. Patterson (R)
  • Patrick K. Williams (R)

District 116 (Harrison): Incumbent Casey Eure (R) of Biloxi is running unopposed.

District 117 (Harrison): Incumbent Scott DeLano (R) of Biloxi is running unopposed.

District 118 (Harrison):

  • Incumbent Greg Haney (R)
  • John McCay, III (R)

District 119 (Harrison): Incumbent Sonya Williams-Barnes (D) of Gulfport is running unopposed.

District 120 (Harrison): Incumbent Richard Bennett (R) of Long Beach is running unopposed.

District 121 (Harrison):

  • Incumbent Carolyn Crawford (R)
  • Jeff Wallace (R)
  • Hunter Dawkins (D)
  • Brian Pearse (D)

District 122 (Hancock)

  • Incumbent David Baria (D)
  • Mickey Lagasse (R)
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MS House still trying to get balanced budget amendment on ballot

If passed, House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 22 would give place a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced state budget on the 2015 ballot.  However, the bill authored by Rep. Mark Formby (Pearl River) failed to receive the necessary two-thirds of the House vote. A motion to reconsider has been made and the House may be vote on the measure again.

While the state has routinely balanced budgets, Republican members want to mandate the practice. But the HCR 22 must first be passed by the House and then approved by a majority of voters.  The bill does provide, with a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate, relief from the provisions of the amendment in times of war, natural disasters, and economic emergencies.

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