Charles Busby

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Charles Harold Busby

Mississippi State Representative
for District 111 (Jackson County)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 2012
Preceded by Brandon Jones 
Succeeded by  

Born July 24, 1963
Laurel
Jones County
Mississippi
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Felicia Hillman Busby
Children  
Residence Pascagoula, Mississippi
Alma mater Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

University of South Alabama

Occupation Engineer 
Religion Episcopalian

Charles Harold Busby (born July 24, 1963), is an engineer and business owner in Pascagoula on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, who is the Republican state representative for District 111 in Jackson County.[1]

A native of Laurel in Jones County in southeastern Mississippi, Busby studied at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston in Stone County and the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. He is affiliated with Orion Engineering, Inc., in Pascagoula.[2] He is an Episcopalian. He is affiliated with the Pascagoula Rotary International, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the National Rifle Association.[1]

In the general election held on November 8, 2011, Busby narrowly claimed the District 111 House seat by unseating the Democrat Representative Brandon Jones (born 1977), 2,978 (50.3 percent) to 2,943 (49.7 percent).[3] In the general election four years later on November 3, 2015, Busby defeated the Democrat educator Kay Sanford Sims of Pascagoula, 3,771 (77 percent) to 1,129 (23 percent).[4]

Busby sits on these House committees: (1) Transportation (chairman), (2) Appropriations, (3) Conservation and Water Resources, (4) Education, (5) Insurance, and (6) Ports, Harbors, and Airports.[2]

Representative Busby voted in 2012 to require photo identification as a condition for voting in Mississippi and co-sponsored the bill 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 and to permit "wrongful death" lawsuits when an unborn child is killed. In 2016, Busby 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 the measure to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder. He also 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 Charles Busby'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. Charles Busby's Voting Records. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 16, 2017.