Shane Barnett

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Shane Patrick Barnett

Mississippi State Representative
for District 86 (Greene, Perry,
and Wayne counties)
Assumed office 
January 2016
Preceded by Sherra Hillman Lane 
Succeeded by  

Born July 4, 1986
Jones County
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Residence Waynesboro, Mississippi
Alma mater Jones County Junior College
Occupation Real estate appraiser
Religion Roman Catholic

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.[1]

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.[2]

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).[3] Lane had won her seat in 2011 with 54.6 percent of the ballots cast in a race against Republican Mark Purvis.[4]

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.[2] 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.[5]

See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:


  1. Shane Barnett. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Shane Barnett'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. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  5. Shane Barnett's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 12, 2017.