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Deborah Ferguson

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Deborah Ferguson
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 51
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi
Personal
ProfessionDentist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Deborah Ferguson is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 51. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Ferguson's professional experience includes working as a dentist.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs
Rules

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Deborah Ferguson is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Rodger Paxton is running as a Libertarian.[2]

2012

Ferguson ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 51. Ferguson ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Ferguson 79.2% 6,794
     Libertarian Rodger Paxton 20.8% 1,786
Total Votes 8,580

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ferguson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ferguson raised a total of $34,362 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[6]

Deborah Ferguson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 51 Won $34,362
Grand Total Raised $34,362

2012

Ferguson won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ferguson raised a total of $34,362.

Scorecards

Arkansas 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] Ferguson received a score of 62% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 48th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Ferguson and her husband, Scott, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marshall Wright (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 51
2013–present
Succeeded by
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