Steve Hopkins

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Gene Steven "Steve" Hopkins

Mississippi State Representative
for District 7 (DeSoto County)
Assumed office 
January 2016
Preceded by Wanda Jennings

Born June 30, 1962
Memphis, Tennessee
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Beckie Hopkins
Children Emily, Andrew, and Callison 
Residence Southaven
DeSoto County
Alma mater Southaven High School

Northwest Mississippi Junior College
University of Mississippi

Occupation FedEx employee
Religion Non-denominational Christian

Gene Steven Hopkins, known as Steve Hopkins (born June 30, 1962), is a veteran employee of the FedEx Corporation who has been since 2016 a conservative Republican state representative for District 7 in suburban DeSoto County in the far northwestern portion of Mississippi.

In 1970, Hopkins at the age of eight moved with his family from his native Memphis, Tennessee, fourteen miles to the south to settle in Southaven in DeSoto County. He graduated in 1980 from Southaven High School and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia and the University of Mississippi at Oxford. At FedEx, he works in Quality and Service Assurance. In 2014, he founded the Conservative Coalition of Mississippi. He and his wife, Beckie, a teacher, have three grown children. He is a non-denominational Christian.[1]

In 2015, Hopkins unseated Representative Wanda Jennings in the Republican primary and then claimed the District 7 seat in the general election.[2] and serves on these House committees: (1) County Affairs, (2) Education, (3) Interstate Cooperation. and (4) Military Affairs. Hopkins is the current Chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Caucus.[1]

Hopkins voted in 2016 to outlaw dismemberment abortions in Mississippi. In 2017, he voted to authorize additional methods of execution in Mississippi and to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder. He co-sponsored legislation that permits churches to designate certain individuals to carry firearms into the sanctuary to protect against mass shootings. He backed the new state law intended to guarantee freedom of religious or moral conscience. Hopkins has the second highest lifetime Conservative Score in Mississippi history.[3]

See also

Other Mississippi Republican House members:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Steve Hopkins' Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 9, 2017.
  2. Election Returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 9, 2017.
  3. Steve Hopkins' Voting Record. American Cinservative Union. Retrieved on October 9, 2017.