David Johnson (Arkansas legislator)

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David Johnson
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Arkansas State Senate District 32
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader
Present
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
2004-2008
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
J.D.University of Arkansas School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Johnson is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as an Assistant Minority Leader.

Johnson served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2004 to 2008.

Biography

Johnson's professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Code Revision Commission, Chair
Legislative Council
Joint Budget
Revenue and Taxation
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Johnson ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 32. Johnson ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Jim Sorvillo (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Arkansas State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Johnson Incumbent 56.8% 22,183
     Republican Jim Sorvillo 43.2% 16,875
Total Votes 39,058

2008

On November 4, 2008, Johnson won election to the 32nd District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

Johnson raised $99,038 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $389,221 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[6]

David Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 32 Won $166,266
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $13,953
2008 Arkansas State Senate, District 32 Won $99,038
2006 Arkansas State House, District 38 Won $13,960
2004 Arkansas State House, District 38 Won $96,004
Grand Total Raised $389,221

2012

Johnson won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $166,266.
Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Johnson (Arkansas legislator)'s campaign in 2012
Stephens Group$4,000
Dbh Management Consultants$4,000
Johnson, Ellen$4,000
Wills, Susan$4,000
Johnson, Clint$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$166,266
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Johnson was not up for election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $13,953.

2008

Johnson won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $99,038.

2006

Johnson won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $13,960.

2004

Johnson won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $96,004.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.
Legislators are scored on the bills specifically supported by Arkansas Learns.

2011

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.

Personal

Johnson and his wife, Amy, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 32
2009–present
Succeeded by
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