Cory Wilson

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Cory Todd Wilson


Mississippi State Representative
for District 73 (Madison County) 
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 2016
Preceded by Brad Oberhousen 

Born August 8, 1970
Pascagoula

Jackson County
Mississippi

Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Stephanie Webb Wilson
Children One child 
Residence Ashbrooke
Madison County
Mississippi
Alma mater Moss Point High School

University of Mississippi
Yale Law School

Occupation Lawyer
Religion Presbyterian

Cory Wilson (born August 8, 1970) is a lawyer from Madison, Mississippi, who is a Republican state representative for District 73 in suburban Madison County near the capital city of Jackson.[1]

Born and reared in Pascogoula in Jackson County on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Wilson graduated from Moss Point High School in Moss Point in Jackson County, the University of Mississippi at Oxford, and in 1995 Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. Wilson is of counsel at the law firm Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer & Burrow. He is a former director of the Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, the former Stephanie Webb, have one child. Wilson is affiliated with Highlands Presbyterian Church in Madison.[2]

Wilson ran unopposed in the general election held on November 3, 2015.[3]  to succeed the Democrat Brad Oberhousen, who did not seek reelection. Oberhousen had won his seat by seventy-three votes over the then Republican incumbent, James Ellington.[4]

Wilson serves on these House committees: (1) Judiciary A (vice chairman), (2) Accountability, Efficiency, and Transparency, (3) Apportionment and Elections, (4) Conservation and Water Resources, (5) Education, (6) Energy, and (7) Ethics.[2]  In 2016, Representative Wilson voted against dismemberment abortions and backed the measure to expand exemptions for compulsory school vaccinations. He voted to grant civil and criminal immunity to those reporting what they believe are instances of terrorism. He supported legislation to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms for the overall protection of the congregation. He voted to guarantee 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.[5]

See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:

References

  1. Cory Wilson. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cory Wilson's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  3. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  4. Election Returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  5. Cory Wilson's  Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.