House District 12: Tiffany Kilpatrick

“It is high time we let the teachers teach! Mississippi has the money to both fully fund MAEP and pay our teachers livable wages in line with Southeastern averages – it’s just a matter of prioritizing our children and Mississippi’s future. Further, we must end the excessive testing and the unnecessary burden it places on our kids and our teachers, not to mention the millions of dollars wasted that could fund our public schools.”




Tiffany Kilpatrick, a native of Aberdeen, Mississippi, attended Hamilton County School and received early admittance to the University of Mississippi, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor.  

A mother, a business owner and lawyer, Kilpatrick practices criminal defense and family law by trade and manages her own law practice. She previously taught legal research as an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law for nine years in addition to her practice. She currently serves as the public defender for Lafayette County at the felony level and youth court public defender for Lafayette County. Thanks to her experience as a public defender, she’s become a passionate public school advocate, realizing that strengthening the public school system will lessen the number of children she sees in youth court.

A product of the public school system, Kilpatrick is the mother of a 12-year-old son, Rhex, who has attended public school since pre-K, and she’s the daughter of a lifetime public school teacher.


Counties represented: Lafayette

School Districts represented: Oxford School District, Lafayette County School District

Key Election Date: November 5, 2019, General



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