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Mississippi State Senate

NameMississippi State Senate
LegislatureMississippi State Legislature
Coa PicMississippi_State_Seal.png
Session RoomMississippi State Capitol building in Jackson.jpg
House TypeUpper house
Term LimitsNone
New SessionJanuary 4, 2011
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Phil Bryant
Election1January 10, 2008
Leader2 TypePresident pro Tempore
Leader2Billy Hewes
Election2January 3, 2007
Term Length4 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Mississippi Constitution
Salary$10,000/year + per diem
Last Election1November 6, 2007
(52 seats)
Next Election1November 8, 2011
(52 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Political Groups1Republican Party (27)
Democratic Party (24)
Meeting PlaceState Senate Chamber
Mississippi State Capitol
Jackson, Mississippi

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The Mississippi Senate is the upper house of the Mississippi Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Mississippi. The Senate is composed of 52 Senators representing an equal amount of constituent districts, with 54,704 people per district (2000 figures). Senators serve four-year terms with no term limits.

Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet, commissions and boards.

The Senate convenes in the State Capitol in Jackson.

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