|Arkansas House of Representatives District 97|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Northeastern State University|
|J.D.||University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville|
Ballinger earned his B.A. in Social Studies from Northeastern State University and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in 2004. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ballinger served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Joint Performance Review|
|• Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development|
|• Joint Energy, Alternate|
Ballinger's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Bob is a strong pro-life, pro-family candidate. He has worked with state leaders to ensure that the sanctity of life is respected, protected, and upheld."
- Excerpt: "The people of Arkansas are resourceful and hardworking, and possess a creative and entrepreneurial spirit. With the natural advantages of our great state, we have all the resources to lead the nation in job creation."
- Excerpt: "Having taught in public schools, no one knows better than Bob that opportunities for a quality education are crucial if our children and, in return, our state, is to have a successful future, and if our republic will be preserved."
- Excerpt: "We've watched in disbelief as Washington politicians have driven the Federal debt to historic levels. Compared to Washington politicians, Arkansas has demonstrated some restraint in government spending, but the fact remains we can do more."
- Excerpt: "Bob understands that the best stewards of the land are farmers and ranchers who depend on it for their livelihood -- in some cases, for generations. These are the people who understand what it means to protect the land's viability and who understand its importance to our Arkansas heritage and our economic stability and strength."
- State Independence
- Excerpt: "Our great state is under attack by a liberal, over-reaching federal administration in Washington D.C. like never before. An assault on our way of life in Arkansas is in full force, with a federal government which thinks they can run Arkansas better than the people of Arkansas."
- Right to Bear Arms
- Excerpt: "Bob is committed to support our unfettered 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. He firmly believes that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right guaranteed to the people by the U.S. Constitution."
- Excerpt: "One of the most basic services our state government provides is good roads. Bob knows that we must find solutions to our transportation challenges."
- True Conservatism
- Excerpt: "Too often, government gets carried away with its desire to do everything for everyone. Year in and year out there are some in Little Rock who try their best to make Arkansas look like California, New York, or Washington D.C."
Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives 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.
Ballinger ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 97. Ballinger defeated Jeremy Miller in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Robert Berry (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Robert "Butch" Berry||43.8%||5,226|
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 97 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Ballinger is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ballinger raised a total of $36,760 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.
|Bob Ballinger's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arkansas State House, District 97||$36,760|
|Grand Total Raised||$36,760|
2012Ballinger won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ballinger raised a total of $36,760.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob Ballinger's campaign in 2012|
|Duggar, Jim Bob||$2,000|
|Carroll County Home Builders Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$36,760|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Arkansas Freedom Scorecard
The Advance Arkansas Institute, an Arkansas-based nonprofit research and educational organization, released "Arkansas's Freedom Scorecard" in 2012 and 2013. The scorecard seeks to show how Arkansas legislators voted on the principles the Institute seeks to promote. It measures each state legislator in six categories, which include economic freedom, education reform, good government, personal liberty, small government and tax/budget policy. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute. Ballinger received a score of 77% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 5th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
Ballinger and his wife, Jessica, have five children.
- Campaign website, On the Issues
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed March 5, 2014
- 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, "Arkansas State Primary Election, May 22, 2012," accessed July 11, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Ballinger, Bob," accessed August 21, 2013
- Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012"
Jonathan Barnett (R)
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 97
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