|Arkansas House of Representatives District 28|
|Arkansas House of Representatives|
Prior to her election Nix worked as a teacher in Benton Public Schools from 1971-2008. She also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Benton Athletic Memorial Museum, was President of the Benton Education Association, and served on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Education Association.
Nix's answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked her legislative priorities she responed:
"My priorities are adequate funding for our children's education, access to good affordable health care for all Arkansans, and demanding the resources our public safety workers need in order to provide a safe environment for the people of Arkansas. I would look at state surplus money first."
- City, County and Local Affairs Committee, Arkansas House
- Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- Public Transportation Committee, Arkansas House
- Subcommittee on Educational Institutions
- Subcommittee on Local Government Personnel (Chair)
- Subcommittee on Public Transportation and Rail
Nix's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 1227 - "AN ACT TO LOWER THE BLOOD-ALCOHOL LEVEL THRESHOLD FOR REPEAT DWI OFFENDERS IF A PERSON IS DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED ON A LICENSE SUSPENDED BECAUSE OF A PRIOR DWI CONVICTION."
- HB 1459 - "AN ACT TO INCREASE THE LOOK BACK PERIOD FOR REPEAT DWI OFFENDERS FROM FIVE YEARS TO SEVEN YEARS."
- HB 1921 - "TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE FAIR HEARING ACT."
For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Nix ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House, District 28. Nix ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and was defeated by Kim Hammer (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kim Hammer Incumbent||57.9%||6,161|
Nix raised $57,505 for her campaign, while McCoy raised $22,830.
|Arkansas State House, District 28 (2008)|
|Barbara Nix (D)||7,088|
|David McCoy (R)||5,512|
Below are Nix's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Arkansas Democratic Party||$2,500|
|Arkansas Education Assoc||$2,200|
|McDaniel Leadership PAC||$2,000|
|Benton Firefighters PAC||$2,000|
- Barbara Nix's campaign website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Barbara Nix on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Nix
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Nix Issue Positions
- Arkansas Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 7, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Primary results
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- 2008 general election results, Arkansas
- Arkansas House spending, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
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