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Arkansas State Senate elections, 2002

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Elections for the office of Arkansas State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 21, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.

Qualifications

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.

Campaign contributions

During the 2002 election, the total contributions to Senate candidates was $2,693,862. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2002 Donors, Arkansas State Senate
Donor Amount
Arkansas Healthcare Association $45,500
Trusty, Sharon Kathleen $36,500
Arkansas Realtors Association $36,250
Stephens Group $34,500
Entergy $31,500
Odom, Conrad T $30,465
Beverly Enterprises $27,750
Arkansas Republican Party $25,500
Southwestern Bell $24,750
Young, Dennis $20,500

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Dillard Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Shawn A. Womack Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Dillard: 12,567
Republican Party Shawn A. Womack: 14,396 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Randy Laverty Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Roy Ragland Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randy Laverty: 14,746 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roy Ragland: 11,285

District 4

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Olin Cook Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Sharon Trusty Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Olin Cook: 8,859
Republican Party Sharon Trusty: 12,393 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Henry "Hank" Wilkins IV Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Henry "Hank" Wilkins IV: 13,477 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Jimmie L. Wilson: 3,859

District 7

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Sue Madison Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Bootsie Ackerman Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sue Madison: 10,814
Republican Party Bootsie Ackerman: 10,858 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Jo Carson Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Denny Altes Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jo Carson: 10,430
Republican Party Denny Altes: 10,523 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Steve Higginbothom Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Higginbothom: 14,034 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Rose McGee: 1,555

District 21

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Barbara Horn Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Horn: 12,414 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Dennis Young: 8,112

District 22

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Shane Broadway Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Jim Magnus Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shane Broadway: 17,235 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Magnus: 12,037

District 28

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Bobby L. Glover Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Randy Minton Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bobby L. Glover: 12,708 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Randy Minton: 10,870

District 29

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • John Paul Capps Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Jerry Wilkerson Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Paul Capps: 11,978 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jerry Wilkerson: 8,180

District 31

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Anne Salmon Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Dean Elliott Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Anne Salmon: 14,840 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dean Elliott: 13,326

District 32

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Argue, Jr. Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Guy Cannady Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Argue, Jr.: 19,202 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Guy Cannady: 8,700

District 33

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Irma Hunter Brown Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Herb Broadway Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Irma Hunter Brown: 13,598 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Herb Broadway: 5,153

District 35

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Winford Phillips Approveda
Republican Party May 21 Republican primary:
  • Jim Holt Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Winford Phillips: 9,836
Republican Party Jim Holt: 10,617 Green check mark transparent.png


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