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Denny Altes

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Denny Altes
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 76
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas State Senate
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sArkansas Tech University, 1973
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
BirthdayMay 12, 1948
Place of birthHouston, TX
ProfessionConstruction Investor
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Robert "Denny" Altes (b. May 12, 1948) is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 76. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998, serving until 2002, and was elected again in 2010.

Altes formerly served in the Arkansas State Senate, representing the 13th District from 2003 to 2011. During his final term he served as Senate Minority Leader and Assistant Pro Tempore.

Biography

Altes earned his B.S. from Arkansas Tech University in 1973. His professional experience includes working as a Justice of the Peace for Quorum Court of Sebastian County and working in Recycling Investments. Altes served in the United States Army in Vietnam.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Energy, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
Revenue and Taxation
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Altes' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Lower Taxes

  • Excerpt: "My first priority will be to bring taxes down to a more reasonable level. Arkansas has higher taxes - personal and business - than any of the surrounding states. This is ridiculous!"

Schools

  • Excerpt: "I also want to get the government out of our schools - keep them from telling us what to teach our kids. Their only job in our kids’ lives should be protecting them from drugs, pornography, and evil that tries to corrupt them."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "I will work tirelessly to weld together a program that can serve our needs while preserving our freedoms."

Defend Our Choices

  • Excerpt: "I am fiercely pro-life, pro-family, pro-business, and I am ultra-conservative. I believe that we have God-given rights to defend our families, raise our children as we want, and keep as much of our hard earned money as possible."

Let's Work Together

  • Excerpt: "My own life is based on faith in my God. I have felt His hand on my shoulder as I have used the talents He gave me to create and run businesses. Now I am dedicating myself to following His lead into service for my fellow Arkansans in the State Legislature."

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Altes ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 76. Altes defeated Mathew Pitsch in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives District 76 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDenny Altes 57% 1,626
Mathew Pitsch 43% 1,225
Total Votes 2,851

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Altes was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arkansas Legislature. He instead won the district 63 seat of the Arkansas House of Representatives. He defeated J.R. Dallas in the primary and then ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 63 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Denny Altes (R) 2,312
J.R. Dallas (R) 1,604

2006

On November 7, 2006, Altes won re-election to the 13th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Altes raised $47,959 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Altes is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Altes raised a total of $266,946 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[9]

Denny Altes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 76 Won $37,150
2010 Arkansas State House, District 63 Won $49,591
2008 Arkansas State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $4,387
2006 Arkansas State Senate, District 13 Won $47,959
2004 Arkansas State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $0
2002 Arkansas State Senate, District 13 Won $119,334
2000 Arkansas State House, District 14 Won $8,525
Grand Total Raised $266,946

2012

Altes won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Altes raised a total of $37,150.

2010

Altes won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Altes raised a total of $49,591.

2008

Altes was not up for election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Altes raised a total of $4,387.

2006

Altes won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Altes raised a total of $47,959.

2002

Altes won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Altes raised a total of $119,334.

2000

Altes won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Altes raised a total of $8,525.

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.[10] Altes received a score of 75% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 36th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Altes received a score of 58% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 57th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Altes and his wife, Susan, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jon Hubbard (R)
Arkansas House District 76
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Frank Glidewell
Arkansas House District 63
2011–2013
Succeeded by
James McLean (D)
Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 13
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Jake C. Files