Barbara Nix

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Barbara Nix
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Candidate for
Arkansas House of Representatives District 28
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
2008-2010
Websites
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Barbara Nix was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 28. She is a former Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 28th District from 2009 to 2011.

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.[1]

Issue positions

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."[2]

Committee assignments

2009-2010

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.

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKim Hammer Incumbent 57.9% 6,161
     Democratic Barbara Nix 42.1% 4,485
Total Votes 10,646

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nix lost re-election to the 28th District seat in 2010. She faced no opposition in the May 18 primary.[6] She was defeated by Republican Kim Hammer in the November 2 general election.[7]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Nix won election to the 28th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponent David McCoy (R).[8]

Nix raised $57,505 for her campaign, while McCoy raised $22,830.[9]

Arkansas State House, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Nix (D) 7,088
David McCoy (R) 5,512

Campaign donors

2008

Below are Nix's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Barbara Nix $3,000
Arkansas Democratic Party $2,500
Arkansas Education Assoc $2,200
McDaniel Leadership PAC $2,000
Benton Firefighters PAC $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 28
2009-2011
Succeeded by
Kim Hammer