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J. Larry Buffington

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J. Larry Buffington
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Current Court Information:
Mississippi 13th Chancery District
Title:   Former judge
Succeeded by:   David Shoemake
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Chancery Court
Position:  District 13, Place 1
State:  Mississippi
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  No
Election date:  11/4/2014

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J. Larry Buffington was a judge for the 13th Chancery District of Mississippi. The 13th District serves Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Simpson and Smith counties. After running for re-election in 2010, he was defeated by David Shoemake.[1]

Buffington ran for election to the court again in 2014.[2]



See also: Mississippi judicial elections, 2014
Buffington ran for election to the 13th Chancery District.
General: He faced David Shoemake in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]


Buffington competed against Douglas MacArthur Magee and David Shoemake in the general election for the 13th Chancery Court. He was defeated by David Shoemake in the runoff election, receiving only 32% of the vote.[3][4]

Main article: Mississippi judicial elections, 2010

Judicial reprimand recommended

State judicial watchdog group The Commission on Judicial Performance recommended that Buffington be reprimanded for issuing subpoenas to two Simpson County supervisors in February of 2009. The Commission found that Buffington lacked the authority to compel the supervisors to appear before him for questioning. The commission report read in part: "Judge Buffington admitted that he had failed to comply with the law when issuing the subpoenas, but did not care." When questioned about the recommendation, Buffington said: "It's fair. It's time to conclude this and move on."[5][6]

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