|Timothy Joey "Timmy" Ladner|
Mississippi State Representative
for District 93 (Hancock, Pearl River, and Stone counties)
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Dirk Dedeaux|
|Born|| July 4, 1963|
|Spouse(s)||Carrie Smith Ladner|
|Residence|| Poplarville, Pearl River County|
|Alma mater|| Pearl River County Community College|
Mississippi Realtors Institute
|Occupation||Real estate broker|
Timothy Joey Ladner, known as Timmy Ladner (born July 4, 1963), is a real estate broker from Poplarville, Mississippi, has been since 2012 the Republican state representative for District 93, which encompasses Hancock, Pearl River, and Stone counties in the southern portion of his state.
A native of Gulfport on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Ladner attended Pearl River Community College in Poplarville. He is a Baptist. He may be related to Heber Austin Ladner, Sr. (1902-1989), of Poplarville, a Democrat, who was from 1948 to 1980 the secretary of state for Mississippi and the namesake of the Heber Ladner Building in the capital city of Jackson. However, the author cannot verify the relationship, possibly a grandson or a great-nephew, or a distant cousin, or no relation.
In the 2011 primary election for the District 93 House seat, Ladner defeated his intra-party rival, Kent Alexander, 3,036 votes (60.3 percent) to 2,003 (39.7 percent). In the general election on November 8, he narrowly unseated Democratic incumbent Dirk Dedeaux, 4,297 (51.5 percent) to 4,040 (48.5 percent). In the subsequent general election held on November 3, 2015, Ladner defeated a Democrat named Billy Joe Ladner (born c. 1960) of Pass Christian, 3,307 (67.6 percent) to 1,582 (32.4 percent).  Billy Joe Ladner ran unsuccessfully in 2011 for a supervisor's seat for Hancock County. It is unclear if these two Ladners are related.
Ladner serves on these House committees: (1) Gaming (vice chairman), (2) Agriculture, (3) Appropriations, (4) Investigate State Offices, (5) Judiciary B, (6) Marine Resources, and (7) Workforce Development. In 2012, Representative Ladner voted to allow prayer in schools in Mississippi despite the United States Supreme Court rulings. In 2014, he voted to halt abortions in Mississippi past twenty weeks of gestation. In 2015, he supported legislation to permit "wrongful death" lawsuits involving unborn children. In 2016, he voted against dismemberment abortions in the state. 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 co-sponsored legislation to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms for the overall protection of the congregation. He backed the bill to guarantee within Mississippi 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.
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
- Shane Barnett
- Chris Johnson
- Noah Sanford
- Patricia Willis
- Brad Touchstone
- Roun McNeal
- Doug McLeod
- Charles Busby
- Scott DeLano
- Greg Haney
- Timmy Ladner. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
- Noah Sanford's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
- Heber Ladner, Mississippi Official, 86. New York Times (June 16, 1989). Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
- Timmy Ladner. Ballotpedia.org. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
- General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
- Timmy Ladner's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.