2007 Key Race | Mississippi Governor

More Mississippi 2007 Election Results

Analysis

» November 6, 2007 | Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour won a second term, defeating Democratic challenger John Arthur Eaves Jr.

Democratic Candidate

John Eaves

John Eaves

Occupation
Attorney
Education
Bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Mississippi.
Born
September 6, 1966, Jackson, Miss.
Residence
Madison, Miss.
Religion
Baptist
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Republican Candidate

Haley Barbour

Haley Barbour (Incumbent)

Occupation
Attorney
Public Service
Governor of Mississippi, 2003 to present; former chairman of the Republican National Committee; served as a political aide to President Ronald Reagan.
Education
Law degree from the University of Mississippi.
Elected
2003
Born
October 22, 1947, Yazoo City, Miss.
Residence
Yazoo City, Miss.
Religion
Presbyterian
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Mississippi

Mississippi

Demographic Data (2000 Census)
  • Population: 2,844,658
  • Male: 48.3%
  • Female: 51.7%
  • Median Age: 33.8
  • 18 Years and Over: 72.7%
  • 65 Years and Over: 12.1%
  • Employed: 54.3%
  • Median Household Income: $31,330
  • Families Below Poverty Level: 16.0%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.9%
  • (of those over 25)

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