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Trey Lamar

John Thomas "Trey" Lamar, III

Mississippi State Representative
for District 8 (Lafayette
and Tate counties)
Assumed office 
January 2012
Preceded by Larry J. Baker

Born August 5, 1980
Memphis, Tennessee
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jill Anthony Lamar
Children Ford and John Lamar 
Residence Senatobia, Tate County
Alma mater Magnolia Heights School

University of Mississippi
Mississippi College School of Law
Washington University

Occupation Lawyer
Religion Baptist

John Thomas Lamar, III, known as Trey Lamar (born August 5, 1980), is an attorney from Senatobia,  Mississippi, who has been since 2012 the Republican state representative for District 8, which encompasses Lafayette and Tate counties in the northwestern portion of the state.[1]

Lamar was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated from the private Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia and the University of Mississippi at Oxford, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate/Management. He obtained his law degree in 2007 from the Mississippi College School of Law in the capital city of Jackson. He has been an attorney for the firm Lamar & Hannaford since 2007.  In 2008, he received an LLM in Taxation from the private Washington University Law School in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Senatobia. He is married to the former Jill Anthony; the couple has two sons, Ford and John Lamar.[1][2]

Lamar ran without opposition in both the 2011 and 2015 elections for his first two terms in the legislature. He succeeded fellow Republican Larry J. Baker.[3][4] Lamar serves on these House committees: (1) Ways and Means (vice chairman), (2) County Affairs, and (3) Judiciary A.[1] In 2013, Lamar voted to make the office of state superintendent of education appointed, but the majority voted to keep the office elected. In 2014, he supported a teacher pay hike. That same year, Lamar voted to ban abortions after twenty weeks of gestation and in 2015 to permit "wrongful death" lawsuits regarding the loss of the unborn child. He opposed an amendment to exempt pregnancies resulting from rape or incest from the 20-week limit. In 2017, he voted to authorize additional methods of execution in Mississippi and to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder.[5]

See also

Other Mississippi Republican House members:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John Thomas "Trey" Lamar. Retrieved on October 10, 2017.
  2. Trey Lamar III's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 10, 2017.
  3. Mississippi  Election Returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 10, 2017.
  4. Election Returns (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 10, 2017.
  5. Trey Lamar's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 10, 2017.