Doug McLeod

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Douglas Dwain "Doug" McLeod

Mississippi State Representative
for District 107 (George and Stone counties)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 2012
Preceded by Deryk Parker
Succeeded by  

Born December 15, 1960
Lucedale
George County
Mississippi
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Michele Fontenelle McLeod
Children Lauren, Ryan, and Ian 
Residence Lucedale, Mississippi
Alma mater George County High School

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Hinds Community College

Occupation Businessman 
Religion Presbyterian

Douglas Dwain McLeod, known as Doug McLeod (born December 15, 1960), is a businessman in his native Lucedale, near Pascagoula on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, who is the Republican state representative for District 107 in George and Stone counties.[1]

McLeod graduated from George County High School in Lucedale and studied at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston and Hinds Community College in the capital city of Jackson. He owns McLeod Tire Company in Lucedale.[2] He is Presbyterian.[1]

In the general election held on November 8, 2011, McLeod claimed the District 107 House seat vacated by the Democrat Representative Deryk Parker (born 1964), a health care administrator who did not seek reelection. McLeod outpolled another Democrat, Douglas L. Lee, 6,110 (68.5 percent) to 2,806 (31.5 percent).[3] On November 3, 2015, McLeod won reelection by defeating another Democrat, Austin Howell, 5,197 (76.8 percent) to 1,574 (23.3 percent).[4]

McLeod sits on these House committees: (1) Workforce Development (vice chairman), (2) Accountability, Efficiency, and Transparency, (3) Agriculture, (4) Corrections, (5) Medicaid, (6) Public Health and Human Services, (7) Transportation, (8) Ways and Means.[2]

Representative McLeod voted in 2012 to require photo identification as a condition for voting in Mississippi and to permit prayer in Mississippi public schools. In 2013, he voted to have the position of state superintendent appointed, but the House rejected the conference report on the matter. In 2014, he voted to restrict abortions to twenty weeks of gestation. In 2016, he voted against  dismemberment abortions. He supported the expansion of exemptions for compulsory school vaccinations. He voted to grant civil and criminal immunity to those reporting what they believe are instances of terrorism. He voted to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms for the overall protection of the congregation. He supported the bill to guarantee within Mississippi protections for religious beliefs and matters of moral conscience. In 2017, he supported the legislation which authorizes additional methods of execution in Mississippi and co-sponsored the measure to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder. He voted to increase identification requirements for Medicaid.[5]

See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Doug McLeod. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 16, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Doug McLeod's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 16, 2017.
  3. Election Returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  4. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 16, 2017.
  5. Doug McLeod's Voting Records. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 16, 2017.