Noah Sanford

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Noah Lee Sanford

Mississippi State Representative
for District 90 (Covington, Jeff Davis, and Simpson counties)
Assumed office 
January 2016
Preceded by Joe "J. L." Warren 
Succeeded by  

Born May 14, 1990
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Residence Collins, Covington County
Alma mater Seminary High School

Jones County Community College
University of Mississippi University of Mississippi School of Law

Occupation Lawyer
Religion Southern Baptist

Noah Lee Sanford (born May 14, 1990) is a lawyer from Collins in Covington County, Mississippi, who is the Republican state representative since 2016 for District 90, which encompasses Covington, Jeff Davis, and Simpson counties in the southern portion of the state.[1]

Sanford graduated from Seminary High School in Seminary in Covington County and attended Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. He obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi and procured his legal credentials through the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford.[2]

In the 2015 Republican primary in House District 90, Sanford defeated intra-party rival Ricky Ward, 1,662 votes (64.1 percent) to 932 (35.9 percent).[3] In the general election held on November 3, 2015, Sanford defeated the Democrat John B. Pope, III, 4,177 (54.1 percent) to 3,538 (45.9 percent).[4] The position opened when the Democrat Joe "J. L." Warren did not seek reelection.[5]

Sanford serves on these House committees: (1) State Library (Vice chairman), (2) Agriculture, (3) Apportionment and Elections, (4) County Affairs, (5) Energy, (6) Judiciary B, (7) Public Health and Human Services, and (8) Public Utilities. [2] In 2016, Representative Sanford voted against  dismemberment abortions in Mississippi. 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 supported legislation to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms for the overall protection of the congregation. He backed the bill 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 backed the measure to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder. He voted to increase identification requirement for Medicaid.[6]

See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:


  1. Noah Sanford. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Noah Sanford's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  3. John B. Pope, III. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  4. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  5. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  6. Noah Sanford's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.