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|Arkansas House of Representatives District 97|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|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.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ballinger served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• State Agencies and Governmental Affairs|
|• Legislative Council|
|• Joint Energy, Chair|
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 highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
Note: Ballinger's campaign themes did not change from 2012.
Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Sonny Carter was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bob Ballinger was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ballinger defeated Carter in the general election.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 97 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Bob Ballinger Incumbent||64.8%||6,234|
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|
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Ballinger and his wife, Jessica, have six children.
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- Arkansas House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Arkansas State Legislature
- Arkansas state legislative districts
- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Political Summary from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- bobballinger.com, "On the Issues," accessed April 10, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed March 5, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 26, 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
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 1, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014
Jonathan Barnett (R)
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