|Arkansas House of Representatives District 70|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1990-1995|
|Place of birth||Trenton, MI|
Meeks earned his bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministries. His professional experience includes working as a project manager/customer service agent for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and an associate pastor. Meeks served in the United States Army from 1990 to 1995.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Meeks served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs, Chair|
|• Legislative Council|
|• Public Health, Welfare and Labor|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Meeks served on these committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs|
|• Joint Performance Review|
|• Public Transportation|
Meeks' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Create Jobs By Cutting Taxes And Regulations
- Excerpt: "The private sector is where jobs are created. We must look for ways to decrease their tax burden and regulations so they can hire more people and put more of their money back into their business."
- Curb Spending And Government Growth
- Excerpt: "We have to curb the growth of government. Arkansas taxpayers can’t afford a bloated state government."
- Excerpt: "I will continue to fight against the implementation of Obamacare here in Arkansas."
- States Rights
- Excerpt: "I will work with other legislators to defend our rights given to us by the Constitution."
- Excerpt: "I am Pro-Life, and have received the endorsement of the Arkansas Right to Life"
- Gun Rights
- Excerpt: "I believe in your right to keep and bear arms."
- Excerpt: "We must look for ways to improve education."
- Other Issues
- Excerpt: "I don't believe in the global warming hoax. I will oppose any climate change legislation that is brought up."
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.
Meeks ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 70. Meeks defeated Price Dooley in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Cody Bassham (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 70, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David Meeks Incumbent||61.8%||6,829|
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 70 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 46 General Election (2010)|
|David Meeks (R)||5,312|
|Steve Magie (D)||4,452|
Comprehensive donor information for Meeks is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Meeks raised a total of $47,208 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.
|David Meeks's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arkansas State House, District 70||$30,919|
|2010||Arkansas State House, District 46||$16,289|
|Grand Total Raised||$47,208|
2012Meeks won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Meeks raised a total of $30,919.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Meeks's campaign in 2012|
|Thomas, Don D||$2,000|
|Diamond State Consulting||$2,000|
|Southwestern Energy Co||$1,100|
|Quid Pro Quo Llc||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$30,919|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Meeks won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Meeks raised a total of $16,289.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Meeks's campaign in 2010|
|Arkansas Republican Party||$4,111|
|Southern States Police Benevolent Association||$597|
|Faulkner County Republican Cmte||$500|
|Faulkner County Republican Women||$400|
|Total Raised in 2010||$16,289|
|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. Meeks received a score of 91% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 7th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Meeks received a score of 78% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 4th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
Meeks has a wife, Naomi.
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- The familiar dilemma: Prison population vs. the population at large - Log Cabin Democrat
- The main event for fiscal session: The private option - Log Cabin Democrat
- Arkansas lieutenant governor says he'll resign over ethics violations - CNN (blog)
- Another call for Darr to resign - The City Wire
- House Roll Call: Health law security requirements - San Francisco Chronicle
- David Meeks' campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- David Meeks 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
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Meeks, David," accessed August 8, 2013
- Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012"
Robert E. Dale (R)
|Arkansas House District 70
| Succeeded by|
|Arkansas House District 46
| Succeeded by|
Mark Biviano (R)
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