Lester Carpenter

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Lester E. Carpenter
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
from the 1st district
In office
Personal details
Political party Republican

Lester E. "Bubba" Carpenter, born September 1, 1970, is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the First District of Mississippi since 2008.[1][2][3][4]


In the Legislature, he is active in these committees: Interstate Cooperation, of which he serves as Vice Chairman, Banking and Financial Services, Corrections, County Affairs, Medicaid, Municipalities, and Tourism.[4] District 1 covers portions of Tishomingo and Alcorn counties of Mississippi.[1]


A paramedic by profession, Carpenter also serves as President of the Burnsville Area Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and the Tishomingo County Economic Development Board.[4] He graduated from Burnsville High School in Burnsville, Mississippi, attended Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi, and completed paramedic school at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama.[1] He is a veteran of the 155th Armored Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard, with service in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.[5][self-published source]

Personal life[edit]

Carpenter is a lifelong resident of Burnsville, Mississippi; he is of the Baptist faith, is married, and has one child.[5][self-published source][6]


  1. ^ a b c Bobby Harrison: "State House candidates: Other House races in Northeast Mississippi to be decided" in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Jackson Bureau, NEMS360.com - State House candidates Other House races in Northeast Mississippi to be decided, http://nems360.com/view/full_story/16226779/article-State-House-candidates--Other-House-races-in-Northeast-Mississippi-to-be-decided?instance=home_news_bullets, 31 Oct 2011.
  2. ^ Jebb Johnston: "Nail-biters: Bain, Parks take legislative seats" in The Daily Corinthian, http://www.dailycorinthian.com/view/full_story/16338151/article-Nail-biters--Bain--Parks-take-legislative-seats?instance=main_story_left, Nov. 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Mississippi Secretary of State: 2011 General Election Statewide Sample Ballot, http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/G11%20Sample%20Ballot.pdf, accessed 9 Nov 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Vote MS.org: Biographical Profile for Leslie L. "Lester" Carpenter, http://vote-ms.org/intro.aspx?state=ms&id=mscarpenterlester, accessed November 8, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Campaign Card back in Album: Photos of Bubba Carpenter, Mississippi House of Representatives, District 1, in Campaign Materials; Shared with: Public, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=pu.242653115749415&type=1, accessed 11 Nov 2011.
  6. ^ VoteSmart.org: Biography, Representative Lester 'Bubba' E. Carpenter, http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/69848, accessed November 8, 2011.