|Arkansas House of Representatives District 56|
|2007 - January 10, 2013|
|Per diem||$136/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
|Master's||Army National Guard|
Lovell is retired, having previously serving in the Army National Guard and as a consultant.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lovell served on these committees:
- Advanced Communications and Information Technology Committee, Arkansas House
- Joint Budget Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- Subcommittee on Claims, Chair
- Subcommittee on Peer Review
- Subcommittee on Insurance
- Subcommittee on Labor and Environment, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lovell served on these committees:
- Joint Budget Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- Insurance and Commerce Committee, Arkansas House
- Joint Performance Review Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- Revenue and Taxation Committee, Arkansas House
- Subcommittee on Claims Review
- Subcommittee on Income Taxes-Personal and Corporate
- Subcommittee on Insurance (Chair)
Lovell's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 1344 - "TO CLARIFY THAT AN ASSESSMENT ADJUSTMENT IS APPLICABLE ONLY TO THE YEAR THE ASSESSMENT WAS MADE; TO ALLOW THE APPEAL OF A DECISION OF THE BOARD WHEN THE PETITIONER FAILED TO APPEAR THROUGH NO FAULT OF THE PETITIONER."
- HB 1987 - "TO AMEND THE SALES AND USE TAX LAWS TO CONFORM WITH THE STREAMLINED SALES TAX. AGREEMENT."
- HB 2147 - "TO SET OUT THE PROCEDURE FOR EQUALIZATION BOARDS TO FOLLOW WHEN CHANGING PROPERTY VALUES IN A YEAR WHEN A COUNTY IS NOT COMPLETING REAPPRAISAL."
For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 56 General Election (2010)|
|Buddy Lovell (D)||4,134|
|Donnie Scroggins (R)||2,279|
Lovell raised $25,876 for his campaign.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Buddy Lovell's campaign in 2010|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$3,000|
|Arkansas Democratic Party||$2,500|
|Cmte For Advancement Of Rural Development||$2,000|
|Rural Arkansas Telecommunications||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$50,841|
Below are Lovell's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Arkansas Healthcare Assoc||$2,000|
|South Arkansas Telephone Co||$1,000|
|Prairie Grove Telephone Co||$1,000|
|Yelcot Telephone Co||$1,000|
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. Lovell received a score of 57% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 63rd out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Buddy + Lovell + Arkansas + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Arkansas House of Representatives - Rep. Buddy Lovell
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lovell
- VoteNaturally.org, "Primary results," accessed May 12, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- VoteNaturally.org, "2008 general election results, Arkansas," November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money, "Arkansas House spending, 2008," November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
|Arkansas House District 56
| Succeeded by|
Joe Jett (D)
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