David J. Sanders
|David J. Sanders|
|Arkansas State Senate District 15|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 10, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 31|
|Bachelor's||Ouachita Baptist University (1997)|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Sanders served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the District 31 from 2011 to 2013.
Sanders earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science/Mass Communications from Ouachita Baptist University in 1997. His professional experience includes working as a columnist for Stephens Media, policy and communications aide for the office of the governor of the State of Arkansas, communications director for Fay Boozman for United States Senate, Arkansas Healthcare Services, Johnson Controls, Incorporated, as creator/producer/host of "Unconventional Wisdom" for the Arkansas Educational Television Network, a columnist for Associated Baptist Press, and director of development for the Arkansas Baptist School System from 2006 to 2010.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sanders served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Legislative Council|
|• Revenue and Taxation|
|• Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development|
|• Joint Performance Review|
|• Legislative Joint Auditing|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sanders served on these committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs|
|• Joint Energy|
|• Public Transportation|
Sanders' campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I’m the only candidate in the race who has committed to not raise taxes, and the only candidate in the race who has signed the “No New Taxes Pledge”"
- State Government Taking and Spending Too Much
- Excerpt: "We need more pro-growth policies that will make Arkansas the most appealing place in the region for capital investment. But don’t look for anything like that out of this government. Instead the prevailing mentality is tax more, spend more and grow state government. We need a change and that’s what I intend to do."
- Excerpt: "On Life, I’ll not compromise. I’m the Pro-Life candidate in the race. The protection of the unborn is the preeminent issue of our time. Life begins at conception and, we know, that abortion destroys life."
- See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Arkansas State Senate 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 David J. Sanders is unopposed in the Republican primary.
- See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012
Sanders ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 15. Sanders defeated state representative Ed Garner in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Johnny Hoyt (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arkansas State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David J. Sanders||54.7%||17,759|
|Arkansas State Senate District 15 Republican Primary, 2012|
|David J. Sanders||52.4%||2,413|
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 31 General Election (2010)|
|David J. Sanders (R)||9,729|
|Debbie Murphy (D)||5,825|
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 31 Republican Primary (2010)|
|David J. Sanders (R)||2,537|
|John Parke (R)||2,060|
Comprehensive donor information for Sanders is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanders raised a total of $250,001 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.
|David J. Sanders's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arkansas State Senate, District 15||$169,494|
|2010||Arkansas State House, District 31||$80,507|
|Grand Total Raised||$250,001|
2012Sanders won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sanders raised a total of $169,494.
|Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David J. Sanders's campaign in 2012|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$4,000|
|Arkansas Republican Party||$2,500|
|Carter, Michael C||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$169,494|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Sanders won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sanders raised a total of $80,507.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David J. Sanders's campaign in 2010|
|Faulkner, Gary R||$2,500|
|Saline County Republican Cmte||$2,000|
|Campbell, Craig D||$2,000|
|Reed, Stanley E||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$80,507|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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. Sanders received a score of 89% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 12th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Sanders received a score of 69% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 11th out of 35 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.
Sanders and his wife, Rebecca, have five children.
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- David J. Sanders on the Arkansas State Senate website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- David Sanders on Facebook
- Twitter feed
- Campaign website, Issues
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed March 5, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 7, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Arkansas State Primary Election, May 22, 2012 ," accessed July 11, 2012
- Primary results
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Sanders, David J," accessed August 6, 2013
- Talkbusiness.net, "Rapert Endorses Sanders in State Senate Race," May 17, 2012
- Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012"
David Burnett (D)
|Arkansas State Senate District 15
| Succeeded by|
|Arkansas House District 31
| Succeeded by|
Andy Davis (R)
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