Charlie Collins

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Charlie Collins
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 84
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sUnited States Naval Academy, 1985
Master'sGeorge Washington University, 1986
BirthdayNovember 30, 1962
Place of birthDetroit, MI
ProfessionCo-owner, Crown Partners Executive Search
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Charlie Collins (b. November 30, 1962) is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 84. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Collins entered the race for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 2014 but withdrew before he could appear on the primary ballot.[1]


Collins earned his B.S. in Economics from the United States Naval Academy in 1985 and his M.A. in Quantitative Economics from George Washington University in 1986. His professional experience includes working as a sales team leader for Wal-Mart, a former associate director for Procter & Gamble, a former vice-president for Heinz, a former vice-president for Eastman Kodak, and co-owner of Crown Partners Executive Search.

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue and Taxation, Chair
Joint Performance Review
Insurance and Commerce
Legislative Joint Auditing


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


Campaign themes


Collins' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Our State ranks 4th from the bottom in per person income, but 4th from the top in high taxes on each dollar of income.
  • STOP job killing programs like Obamacare, Cap and Trade, and Card Check.
  • The Change we need is turning Arkansas into a Good Jobs magnet.
  • Lower taxes on Arkansas workers makes it less expensive for employers to hire.



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Candy Clark was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Charlie Collins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Clark will face Collins in the general election.[3][4]

Collins was running for election to the Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.[1] He dropped out of the race before the primary on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Collins ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 84. Collins ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Adella Gray (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 84, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Collins Incumbent 54% 7,410
     Democratic Adella Gray 46% 6,300
Total Votes 13,710


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Collins defeated incumbent Democrat Jim House in the November 2 general election.[8]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 89 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charlie Collins (R) 5,536
Jim House (D) 5,442

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Collins is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Collins raised a total of $170,462 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[9]

Charlie Collins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 84 Won $107,576
2010 Arkansas State House, District 89 Won $62,886
Grand Total Raised $170,462


Collins won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Collins raised a total of $107,576.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charlie Collins's campaign in 2012
Collins, Charlie$15,414
Collins, Charles S$7,394
Stephens Group$4,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$3,000
Arkansas Republican Party$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$107,576
Source:Follow the Money


Collins won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Collins raised a total of $62,886.


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In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[10]


In 2011, the 88th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 10 to April 27.[11]


Collins and his wife, Leeann Whalen Collins, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jon S. Eubanks (R)
Arkansas House District 84
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jim House
Arkansas House District 89
Succeeded by
Micah Neal (R)