David Wyatt

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David Wyatt
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Arkansas State Senate District 19
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 5
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)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
2005-2007
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Wyatt is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He served as the Assistant President Pro Tempore for the 1st District.

Wyatt served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2005 to 2008. Wyatt was a Judge for Independence County.

Biography

Wyatt's professional experience includes working as a farmer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Efficiency, Chair
Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs, Vice Chair
Joint Budget
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Joint Performance Review
Legislative Facilities
Game and Fish Commission Oversight
Rural Fire Departments Study
Legislative Joint Auditing

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Wyatt ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 19. Wyatt ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Linda Collins-Smith (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Arkansas State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wyatt Incumbent 51.2% 15,442
     Republican Linda Collins-Smith 48.8% 14,716
Total Votes 30,158

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wyatt won election to the 12th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

Wyatt raised $56,306 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wyatt is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Wyatt raised a total of $221,157 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[6]

David Wyatt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 19 Won $124,674
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 12 Not up for election $58
2008 Arkansas State Senate, District 12 Won $56,306
2006 Arkansas State House, District 72 Won $19,201
2004 Arkansas State House, District 72 Won $20,918
Grand Total Raised $221,157

2012

Wyatt won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Wyatt raised a total of $124,674.

2008

Wyatt won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Wyatt raised a total of $56,306.

2006

Wyatt won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Wyatt raised a total of $19,201.

2004

Wyatt won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Wyatt raised a total of $20,918.

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] Wyatt received a score of 63% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 23rd out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study. Wyatt received a score of 57% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 27th out of 35 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Sample (R)
Arkansas State Senate District 19
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 12
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Bruce Maloch (D)