State Senator (MS-37)
Employer / Organization
Nov 05, 2019
Jan 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2019
A Mississippi State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Mississippi State Legislature. Mississippi has 52 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 54,704 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Mississippi senator serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $10,000 per year in addition to per diem for every day in session.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Mississippi Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, and if you plan to run as an independent a nominating petition form. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions as the filing window will differ from the independent candidate filing window. 3) If you plan to run as an independent candidate, submit the nominating certificate with the stipulated amount of verified signatures to the Mississippi Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required nominating petition signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independents is 60 days before the general election and signatures may not be collected before January 1st the year of the election. The Mississippi Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Mississippi Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 1-800-829-6786 and the 2016 Mississippi Elections Candidate Qualifying Guide can be found here: https://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Documents/2016%20Candidate%20Qualifying%20Guide%20fixed.pdf
Submit application to:
Mississippi Secretary of State , 401 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS, 39201, US