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Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014

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Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Arkansas State Senate2014 Arkansas House Elections
Elections for the office of Arkansas State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of two incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Johnny Key Ends.png Republican Senate District 17
David Wyatt Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 19

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Arkansas State Senate:

Arkansas State Senate
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 13 Pending
     Republican Party 22 Pending
Total 35 35

Qualifications

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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.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 15 of the 18 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of five Democrats and 10 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in three of the 18 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of three incumbents will face primary competition on May 20. Two incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 13 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition are:

  • District 9: Incumbent Bruce Holland (R) is challenged in the Republican primary by Terry Rice. No Democrat filed to run.
  • District 14: Incumbent Bill Sample (R) is challenged in the Republican primary by Jerry Neal. No Democrat filed to run. George Pritchett is running as an Independent.
  • District 18: Incumbent Missy Irvin (R) is challenged in the Republican primary by Phil Grace. No Democrat filed to run.

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 16 (88.9%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, one Democrat and one Republican, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 3

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • Cecile Bledsoe - Incumbent Bledsoe was first elected to chamber in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 4

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Uvalde Lindsey - Incumbent Lindsey was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 5

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • Bryan B. King - Incumbent King was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 6

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • Gary Stubblefield - Incumbent Stubblefield was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 8

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • Jake C. Files - Incumbent Files was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 10

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Larry Teague - Incumbent Teague was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • David J. Sanders - Incumbent Sanders was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 17

Note: Incumbent Johnny Key (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 18

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 19

Note: Incumbent David Wyatt (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 20

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Robert Thompson - Incumbent Thompson was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 24

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Keith Ingram - Incumbent Ingram was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 30

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 31

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Joyce Elliott - Incumbent Elliott was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 35

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 Republican primary:
  • Jason Rapert - Incumbent Rapert was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

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