|Shane Patrick Barnett|
Mississippi State Representative
for District 86 (Greene, Perry,
and Wayne counties)
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Sherra Hillman Lane|
|Born|| July 4, 1986|
|Alma mater||Jones County Junior College|
|Occupation||Real estate appraiser|
Shane Patrick Barnett (born July 4, 1986) is a real estate appraiser from his native Waynesboro, Mississippi, who is the Republican state representative for District 86, which encompasses Greene, Perry, and Wayne counties.
Barnett attended Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. He is affiliated with Barnett Appraisal Services and is a former firefighter in Waynesboro. He is a Roman Catholic.
In the general election held on November 3, 2015, Barnett unseated the Democrat Representative Sherra Hillman Lane, 4,147 (54.3 percent) to 3,495 (45.7 percent). Lane had won her seat in 2011 with 54.6 percent of the ballots cast in a race against Republican Mark Purvis.
Barnett serves on these House committees: (1) Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (vice chairman), (2) Conservation and Water Resources, (3) Energy, (4) Forestry, (5) Judiciary B, and (6) Marine Resources. In 2012, Representative Barnett voted against dismemberment abortions in Mississippi. He co-sponsored 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 co-sponsored legislation to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms for the overall protection of the congregation. He supported 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.
Other Mississippi Republican state House members:
- William Tracy Arnold
- Dana Criswell
- Steve Hopkins
- Trey Lamar
- Shane Aguirre
- Jeff Hale
- Dan Eubanks
- Robert Foster
- Ashley Henley
- Rob Roberson
- Karl Oliver
- Bill Kinkade
- Vince Mangold
- Brent Powell
- Cory Wilson
- William Shirley
- Chris Johnson
- Noah Sanford
- Timmy Ladner
- Patricia Willis
- Brad Touchstone
- Roun McNeal
- Doug McLeod
- Charles Busby
- Scott DeLano
- Greg Haney
- ↑ Shane Barnett. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Shane Barnett's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
- ↑ General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
- ↑ General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
- ↑ Shane Barnett's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.