Arkansas House of Representatives District 35
|Arkansas House District 35|
|Current incumbent||John Edwards|
|Ethnicity||63.1% Black, 15% Hispanic|
|Voting age||68.4% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 27,404 civilians reside within Arkansas's thirty-fifth house district.  Arkansas state representatives represent an average of 29,159 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 26,734 residents.
About the office
Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits. Representatives may not serve more than three two-year terms. Arkansas legislators assume office on the first day of session: the second Monday of January.
Article 5, Section 4 of the Arkansas Constitution states: No person shall be a Senator or Representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, nor any one who has not been for two years next preceding his election, a resident of this State, and for one year next preceding his election, a resident of the county or district whence he may be chosen. Senators shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and Representatives at least twenty-one years of age.
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
As of 2013, members of the Arkansas legislature are paid $15,869 per year. They are also given per diem of $136 per day (in voucher form) plus mileage tied to the federal rate.
If there is a vacancy in the House, the Governor must call for a special election in order to fill the vacancy. The election must be called by the Governor without delay. For all special elections involving House seats, the County Board of Election Commissioners representing the vacant district must conduct the election. All special elections must be held on the second Tuesday of each month. The only other dates an election can be held if the second Tuesday of the month falls on a legal holiday or is in June during an even-numbered year.
Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on May 22, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 1, 2012. John Edwards defeated Patrice Wolfe in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in the May 22 primary elections.  
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Charles Edwards Incumbent||56.9%||8,046|
- ↑ “Public Mapping Project”, “Arkansas 2010 Census Statistics”, Accessed October 17, 2013
- ↑ Population in 2010 of the American states, accessed November 22, 2013
- ↑ Population in 2000 of the American states, Accessed November 27, 2013
- ↑ NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- ↑ Arkansas Legislature "Arkansas Code"(Referenced Statutes, 10-2-118 and 10-2-119)
- ↑ Arkansas Legislature "Arkansas Code"(Referenced Statutes, 7-11-103(a))
- ↑ Arkansas Legislature "Arkansas Code"(Referenced Statutes, 7-11-105 1 (a)-(c))
- ↑ Arkansas Secretary of State, “2012 General Election”, Accessed October 21, 2013
- ↑ Arkansas Secretary of State, “2012 General Primary”, Accessed October 21, 2013
State of Arkansas
Little Rock (capital)
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor of State | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Secretary of Agriculture | Executive Director of Natural Resources Commission | Commissioner of State Lands| Director of Labor | Public Service Commission|