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Brent Talley

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Brent Talley
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 3
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSouthern Arkansas University
Office website
Brent Talley is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Talley earned his B.S. from Southern Arkansas University.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Talley served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Performance Review
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Brent Talley is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]


Talley ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 3. Talley ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Sharon Wright (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Talley 54.1% 5,034
     Republican Sharon Wright 45.9% 4,275
Total Votes 9,309

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Talley is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Talley raised a total of $48,461 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[6]

Brent Talley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 3 Won $48,461
Grand Total Raised $48,461


Talley won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Talley raised a total of $48,461.


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.[7] Talley received a score of 51% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 80th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Talley and his wife, Karen, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Powers (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 3
Succeeded by