David Meeks

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David Meeks
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 70
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1990-1995
Personal
Place of birthTrenton, MI
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Meeks is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 70. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Meeks' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • 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."
  • Healthcare
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."
  • Life/Family
Excerpt: "I am Pro-Life, and have received the endorsement of the Arkansas Right to Life"

Note: Meeks' themes did not change from 2012.

Elections

2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Frank Shaw was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent David Meeks was unopposed in the Republican primary. Shaw will face Meeks in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Meeks Incumbent 61.8% 6,829
     Democratic Cody Bassham 38.2% 4,219
Total Votes 11,048
Arkansas House of Representatives District 70 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Meeks 72.8% 1,587
Price Dooley 27.2% 593
Total Votes 2,180

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Meeks defeated Steve Magie in the November 2 general election.[7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 46 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Meeks (R) 5,312
Steve Magie (D) 4,452

Campaign donors

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.[8]

David Meeks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 70 Won $30,919
2010 Arkansas State House, District 46 Won $16,289
Grand Total Raised $47,208

2012

Meeks 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
Stephens Group$1,500
Southwestern Energy Co$1,100
Quid Pro Quo Llc$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$30,919
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Meeks won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Meeks raised a total of $16,289.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[9]

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

Meeks has a wife, Naomi.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert E. Dale (R)
Arkansas House District 70
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Robbie Wills
Arkansas House District 46
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Mark Biviano (R)