Charlene Fite

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Charlene Fite
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 80
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas
Office website
Charlene Fite is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Fite earned her B.S. from the University of Tennessee and her M.S. in Education from the University of Arkansas.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs
Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate
Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives 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 Charlene Fite is unopposed in the Republican primary. Taylor Watkins is running as a Libertarian.[2]


Fite ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 80. Fite defeated Terry Bibbs in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Jack Norton (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharlene Fite 57.4% 6,173
     Democratic Jack Norton 42.6% 4,575
Total Votes 10,748
Arkansas House of Representatives District 80 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharlene Fite 54.2% 1,106
Terry Bibbs 45.8% 936
Total Votes 2,042

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fite is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fite raised a total of $31,066 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[6]

Charlene Fite's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 80 Won $31,066
Grand Total Raised $31,066


Fite won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fite raised a total of $31,066.


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.[7] Fite received a score of 75% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 9th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Fite has five children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Linda Collins-Smith (R)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 80
Succeeded by