Bruce Holland

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Bruce Holland
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Arkansas State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayJune 11, 1968
ProfessionCattleman
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bruce Holland (b. June 11, 1968) is a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Holland's professional experience includes working as a self-employed cattleman.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Joint Budget
Education
Joint Energy
Legislative Joint Auditing
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials
Academic Facilities Oversight

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Holland served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas State Senate 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 Bruce Holland will face Terry Rice in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Holland ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 9. Holland defeated Rick Green in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Tracy Pennartz (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Holland Incumbent 56.2% 13,414
     Democratic Tracy Pennartz 43.8% 10,472
Total Votes 23,886
Arkansas State Senate District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Holland 52.6% 2,438
Rick Green 47.4% 2,201
Total Votes 4,639

2010

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

Holland won election to the 6th District seat of the Arkansas State Senate, defeating John Wells in the November 2 general election.[5]

Arkansas State Senate, District 6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Holland (R) 14,838
John Wells (D) 9,602

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Holland is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Holland raised a total of $160,224 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[6]

Bruce Holland's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 9 Won $112,216
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 6 Won $48,008
Grand Total Raised $160,224

2012

Holland won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Holland raised a total of $112,216.

2010

Holland won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Holland raised a total of $48,008.

Scorecards

Arkansas’s 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] Holland received a score of 84% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 9th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Holland received a score of 66% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 18th out of 35 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Controversies

Police chase

In February 2012, Holland pleaded no contest to charges stemming from a high-speed police chase across two counties. Speeds during the chase allegedly reached 110 miles per hour. The charges included fleeing, careless driving and improper passing. Holland was required to pay an $890 fine and complete 80 hours of community service as a result of the plea deal.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kim Hendren (R)
Arkansas State Senate District 9
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Ed Wilkinson
Arkansas State Senate District 6
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Gary Stubblefield (R)