Donnie Copeland

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Donne Copeland
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 38
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Donnie Copeland is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Copeland served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
City, County and Local Affairs
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Patti Julian was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Donnie Copeland was unopposed in the Republican primary. Copeland defeated Julian in the general election.[1][2]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 38 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonnie Copeland 51.4% 5,710
     Democratic Patti Julian Incumbent 48.6% 5,389
Total Votes 11,099

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Copeland is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Copeland raised a total of $90,662 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 19, 2015.[3][4]

Donnie Copeland's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Arkansas State House, District 38 Won $61,819
2010 Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas Defeated $28,843
Grand Total Raised $90,662


Copeland won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2014. During that election cycle, Copeland raised a total of $61,819.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donnie Copeland's campaign in 2014
Mountaire Corp$4,000
Arkansas Health Care Association / Arkansas Assisted Living Association$4,000
Rice, Robert$4,000
Copeland, Donnie R$3,000
Arkansas Republican Party$2,500
Total Raised in 2014$61,819
Source: Follow the Money


Copeland lost the election for the Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 2010. During that election cycle, Copeland raised a total of $28,843.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Patti Julian (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 38
Succeeded by