Duncan Baird

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Duncan Baird
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 96
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'sUniversity of Arkansas, 2003
Personal
ProfessionInvestments/Securities Trader
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Duncan Baird is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 96. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He unsuccessfully ran for this seat in 2002. Baird was a Republican candidate for Arkansas Treasurer in the 2014 elections.[1]

Biography

Baird earned his degree in finance/investments at the University of Arkansas in 2003. His professional experience includes working as an investments/securities trader.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Budget, Chair
Legislative Council
Revenue and Taxation
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs
Rules
Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate
Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Baird's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 2090 - "TO REFORM THE LAWS GOVERNING PUBLIC CORPORATIONS, THE RIGHTS OF SHAREHOLDERS, EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION, PROXY CONTESTS AND RELATED CORPORATE MATTERS."
  • HB 2213 - "CONCERNING THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS."
  • HB 2214 - "TO ENHANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS."

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

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Baird ran for Arkansas Treasurer in the 2014 election. Baird lost the Republican primary on May 20. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

  • Republican primary
Arkansas Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Milligan 53.5% 86,994
Duncan Baird 46.5% 75,673
Total Votes 162,667
Election Results Via:Arkansas Secretary of State.

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Baird ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 96. Baird ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[3][4][5]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Baird won re-election to the 95th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Baird won election to the 95th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Baird raised $12,961 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Baird is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Baird raised a total of $48,341 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[9]

Duncan Baird's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 96 Won $16,970
2010 Arkansas State House, District 95 Won $15,450
2008 Arkansas State House, District 95 Won $12,961
2002 Arkansas State House, District 100 Defeated $2,960
Grand Total Raised $48,341

2012

Baird won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Baird raised a total of $16,970.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Duncan Baird's campaign in 2012
Stephens Group$1,500
Arkansas Healthcare Association$1,000
Wal-Mart$750
Arkansas Realtors Association$500
Cella, Charles J$500
Total Raised in 2012$16,970
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Baird won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Baird raised a total of $15,450.

2008

Baird won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Baird raised a total of $12,961.

2006

Baird lost the election for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Baird raised a total of $2,960.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[10]

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Debra Hobbs (R)
Arkansas House District 96
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 95
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Sue Scott (R)