Lester Carpenter

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Lester E. Carpenter
Lester "Bubba" Carpenter.jpg
Carpenter in 2007
Member of the MississippiHouseofRepresentatives
from the 1st district
Assumed office
Personal details
BornSeptember 1, 1970 (1970-09) (age 53)
Political party Republican
Residence(s) Burnsville, Mississippi, U.S.

Lester E. "Bubba" Carpenter (born September 1, 1970) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the First District of Mississippi (Alcorn and Tishomingo Counties) 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

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] [7]

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  5. 1 2 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 November 11, 2011.
  6. VoteSmart.org: Biography, Representative Lester 'Bubba' E. Carpenter, http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/69848, accessed November 8, 2011.
  7. "Lester Carpenter". billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved May 22, 2021.