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Bruce Cozart
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 24
Incumbent
In office
March 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Bruce Cozart is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 24. Cozart was first elected to the chamber after winning the 2011 special election on March 8, 2011. Cozart is filling the vacancy created after Keith Crass (R) passed away.

Biography

Cozart's professional experience includes working as the owner of Bruce Cozart Construction Co. Inc.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Energy
Education
City, County and Local Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cozart has been assigned to these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Cozart's Garland GOP candidate profile emphasizes several policy positions and campaign themes:

  • Create Jobs: "As a small business owner I believe that we are the backbone of our local economy, but we need to attract new business and industry into this state. We need to keep our jobs in America and Arkansas, and to do that we have to have to lower our taxes, and have a ready available educated and trained workforce. I will work toward cutting out excess spending and balancing the state budget."
  • Education: "The most important economic development tool that we can provide is an educated work force. It starts with equipping the teachers, and getting them committed to providing a quality education. We can personalize education by giving parents the right to choose the school that is best for their child."
  • Communication: "I will work with State & Local law enforcement to provide the best tools for them to provide the best security and protection for the public."

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cozart ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 24. Cozart ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Jimmie Harmon (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Cozart Incumbent 62.7% 7,778
     Democratic Jimmie Harmon 37.3% 4,624
Total Votes 12,402

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Cozart defeated Jerry Rephan (D) in the March 8, 2011 special election.[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cozart is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Cozart raised a total of $80,644 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[5]

Bruce Cozart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 24 Won $42,493
2011 Arkansas State House, District 24 Won $38,151
Grand Total Raised $80,644

2012

Cozart won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cozart raised a total of $42,493.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bruce Cozart's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Home Builders Association$4,000
Cox Communications$1,500
Stephens Group$1,500
Garland County Republican Cmte$1,000
Jerry C Langley$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$42,493
Source:Follow the Money

2011

Cozart won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. During that election cycle, Cozart raised a total of $38,151.

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[6]

2011

In 2011, the 88th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 10 to April 27.[7]

Personal

Cozart and his wife, Deborah, have two sons.

Cozart was appointed by Governors Mike Huckabee and Mike Beebe to serve on the Residential Contractors Licensing Board. Cozart also served as the Vice-President of the Board for the Arkansas State Homebuilders Association and is a board member of the Arkansas State Homebuilders Self Insurance Fund. He has also served on the Lake Hamilton School Board and the board of Garland County Habitat for Humanity.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Keith Crass
Arkansas House District 24
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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