|Arkansas House of Representatives District 24|
|March 11, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||March 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
Cozart's professional experience includes working as the owner of Bruce Cozart Construction Co. Inc.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cozart served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Joint Energy|
|• City, County and Local Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cozart has been assigned to these committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs|
|• Public Transportation|
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."
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.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bruce Cozart Incumbent||62.7%||7,778|
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.
|Bruce Cozart's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arkansas State House, District 24||$42,493|
|2011||Arkansas State House, District 24||$38,151|
|Grand Total Raised||$80,644|
2012Cozart 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|
|Garland County Republican Cmte||$1,000|
|Jerry C Langley||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$42,493|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2011Cozart won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. During that election cycle, Cozart raised a total of $38,151.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bruce Cozart's campaign in 2011|
|Republican Party of Arkansas||$2,481|
|Jerry Langley Oil Co||$2,000|
|Arkansas Home Builders Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$38,151|
|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. Cozart received a score of 66% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 37th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
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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- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2011
- 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, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arkansas Special Election Results, District 24
- followthemoney.org, "Cozart, Bruce," accessed August 7, 2013
- Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012"
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