Davy Carter

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Davy Carter
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 43
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Bachelor'sArkansas State University, 1997
J.D.William H. Bowen School of Law, 2005
Personal
BirthdayMarch 31, 1975
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Davy Carter is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as Speaker of the House. Carter did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Carter earned his B.S. in Corporate Finance from Arkansas State University, his Degree in the Graduate School of Banking from Louisiana State University, and his J.D. from the William H. Bowen School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Council
Joint Budget
Revenue and Taxation
Insurance and Commerce
Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Carter's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1281 - "AN ACT TO REQUIRE ALL PERSONS RECEIVING BENEFITS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO UNDERGO RANDOM TESTING FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS."
  • HB 1599 - "TO ENCOURAGE CHARITABLE DONATIONS IN ARKANSAS."
  • HB 1643 - "TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE STANDARD DEDUCTION FOR INCOME TAX PURPOSES."

For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Political courage test

Carter's answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not provide an answer when asked his legislative priorities.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas Gubernatorial election, 2014

Carter considered a run for Governor of Arkansas in 2014, but later decided against the run.[3][4]

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carter ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 43. Carter ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[5][6][7]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carter won re-election to the 48th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Carter won election to the 48th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[9]

Carter raised $45,895 for his campaign.[10]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carter is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Carter raised a total of $97,935 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[11]

Davy Carter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 43 Won $29,425
2010 Arkansas State House, District 48 Won $22,615
2008 Arkansas State House, District 48 Won $45,895
Grand Total Raised $97,935

2012

Carter won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Carter raised a total of $29,425.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Davy Carter's campaign in 2012
Wal-Mart$3,000
Stephens Group$2,000
Arkansas Bankers Association$1,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$1,000
Anheuser-Busch$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$29,425
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carter won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Carter raised a total of $22,615.

2008

Carter won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Carter raised a total of $45,895.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arkansas

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[12]

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.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Nickels (D)
Arkansas House District 43
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 48
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Reginald Murdock (D)