Allen Kerr

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Allen Kerr
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 32
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 19, 1956
Place of birthLittle Rock, Arkansas
ProfessionOwner/Operator, Allen Kerr Insurance
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Allen Kerr is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Kerr did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Kerr's professional experience includes working as the Owner & Operator of Allen Kerr Insurance, serving as County Budget Chair for Pulaski County, and as a member of the Pulaski County Quorum Court.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kerr served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Revenue and Taxation
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs
Legislative Joint Auditing

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kerr served on these committees:

Issues

Kerr's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1119 - "TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS BY LIMITING WIRELESS TELEPHONE USE BY YOUNG DRIVERS."
  • HB 1895 - "TO PROHIBIT THE IMPOSITION OF AN ACCIDENT RESPONSE SERVICE FEE."
  • HB 2207 - "TO CREATE THE TRUTH IN MUSIC ADVERTISING ACT."

For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kerr served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Legislative, Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Waterways and Aeronautics

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kerr ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 32. Kerr ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Barbara Graves (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Kerr Incumbent 54.7% 8,042
     Democratic Barbara Graves 45.3% 6,652
Total Votes 14,694

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kerr won re-election to the 32nd District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the May 18 primary.[5] He then defeated Democrat Carolyn Y. Staley in the November 2 general election.[6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 32 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Allen Kerr (R) 7,009
Carolyn Y. Staley (D) 4,839

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kerr won election to the 32nd District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Kerr raised $33,053 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kerr is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kerr raised a total of $204,031 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[9]

Allen Kerr's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 32 Won $90,331
2010 Arkansas State House, District 32 Won $80,647
2008 Arkansas State House, District 32 Won $33,053
Grand Total Raised $204,031

2012

Kerr won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kerr raised a total of $90,331.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Allen Kerr's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Healthcare Association$3,000
Arkansas Republican Party$2,500
Stephens Group$2,500
Rice Leadership Pac$2,250
Entergy$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$90,331
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kerr won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kerr raised a total of $80,647.

2008

Kerr won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Kerr raised a total of $33,053.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.
Legislators are scored on the bills specifically supported by Arkansas Learns.

2011

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.

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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 32
2009–present
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