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Butch Wilkins

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Butch Wilkins
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 59
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Personal
ProfessionConsulting, retired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Butch Wilkins is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 59. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Wilkins' professional experience includes working in consulting.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs, Alternate

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wilkins served on these committees:

Issues

Wilkins's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1943 - "TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT IF COMMITTED AGAINST CERTAIN PERSONS."
  • HB 2086 - "TO AMEND THE CRIME OF FINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD."
  • HB 2087 - "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE SILVER ALERT SYSTEM FOR ADULTS WHO ARE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA OR OTHER COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT."

For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilkins ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 59. Wilkins ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated John Cooper (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngButch Wilkins Incumbent 53.7% 4,390
     Republican John R. Cooper 46.3% 3,790
Total Votes 8,180

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wilkins won re-election to the 74th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wilkins won election to the 74th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[5]

Wilkins raised $22,650 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilkins is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilkins raised a total of $103,255 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[7]

Butch Wilkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 59 Won $69,155
2010 Arkansas State House, District 74 Won $11,450
2008 Arkansas State House, District 74 Won $22,650
Grand Total Raised $103,255

2012

Wilkins won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $69,155.

2010

Wilkins won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $11,450.

2008

Wilkins won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $22,650.

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.[8] Wilkins received a score of 45% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 95th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Wilkins received a score of 52% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 77th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Josh Johnston (R)
Arkansas House District 59
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 74
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jon S. Eubanks (R)