David Burnett

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David Burnett
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Arkansas State Senate District 22
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
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)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas (1963)
J.D.University of Arkansas (1966)
Personal
ProfessionRetired circuit judge
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Burnett is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Burnett earned his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Arkansas in 1963 and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas in 1966. His professional experience includes working as a circuit judge for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials, Chair
City, County and Local Affairs, Vice Chair
Joint Budget
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Children and Youth
Code Revision Commission
Legislative Joint Auditing
Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Burnett ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 22. Burnett ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

2010

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

Burnett defeated Barrett E. Harrison in the May 18 primary. He then ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Arkansas State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png David Burnett (D) 5,742
Barrett E. Harrison (D) 3,121

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burnett is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Burnett raised a total of $170,901 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[6]

David Burnett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 22 Won $37,875
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 15 Won $133,026
Grand Total Raised $170,901

2012

Burnett won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Burnett raised a total of $37,875.

2010

Burnett won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Burnett raised a total of $133,026.

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] Burnett received a score of 72% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 17th out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study. Burnett received a score of 55% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 30th out of 35 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Burnett has a wife, Sonja.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeremy Hutchinson (R)
Arkansas State Senate District 22
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Steve Bryles
Arkansas State Senate District 15
2011–2013
Succeeded by
David J. Sanders (R)