Bob Ballinger

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Bob Ballinger
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 97
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNortheastern State University
J.D.University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville
Office website
Campaign website
Bob Ballinger is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 97. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


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.

Committee assignments

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:


Campaign themes


Ballinger's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • 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.



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 97 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Ballinger Incumbent 64.8% 6,234
     Democratic Sonny Carter 35.2% 3,384
Total Votes 9,618


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.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Ballinger 56.2% 6,706
     Democratic Robert "Butch" Berry 43.8% 5,226
Total Votes 11,932
Arkansas House of Representatives District 97 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Ballinger 52.4% 1,362
Jeremy Miller 47.6% 1,238
Total Votes 2,600

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Bob Ballinger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 97 Won $36,760
Grand Total Raised $36,760


Ballinger won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ballinger raised a total of $36,760.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arkansas

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In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.
Legislators are scored on the bills specifically supported by Arkansas Learns.


Ballinger and his wife, Jessica, have six children.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Barnett (R)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 97
Succeeded by