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Eddie Cheatham

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Eddie Cheatham
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Arkansas State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 10, 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 limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives District 9
2007-2013
Personal
ProfessionEducator (retired)
ReligionUnited Methodist
CandidateVerification
Eddie Cheatham is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Cheatham served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the District 9 from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Cheatham's professional experience includes working as a teacher for the University of Arkansas, Monticello College of Technology, Crossett.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Budget
Education
City, County and Local Affairs
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Legislative Facilities
Game and Fish Commission Oversight
Legislative Joint Auditing
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Cheatham's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1966 - "TO PROVIDE A CREDIT OR REBATE ON THE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX PAID ABOVE TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($2,500) ON THE PURCHASE OF A TRAILER."
  • HB 2249 - "TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER EVALUATIONS."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Cheatham ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 26. Cheatham and Gregg Reep defeated Johnnie Bolin in the May 22 Democratic primary. Cheatham then defeated Reep in the June 12 primary runoff election. He defeated Mike Akin (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5][6]

Arkansas State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Cheatham 50.6% 14,479
     Republican Mike Akin 49.4% 14,124
Total Votes 28,603
Arkansas State Senate District 26 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Cheatham (advanced to runoff) 36.3% 4,157
Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Reep (advanced to runoff) 35.4% 4,058
Johnnie Bolin 28.3% 3,245
Total Votes 11,460

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cheatham won re-election to the 9th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[7]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cheatham won re-election to the 9th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[8]

Cheatham raised $21,344 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cheatham is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Cheatham raised a total of $166,056 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[10]

Eddie Cheatham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 26 Won $113,288
2010 Arkansas State House, District 9 Won $14,370
2008 Arkansas State House, District 9 Won $21,344
2006 Arkansas State House, District 9 Won $17,054
Grand Total Raised $166,056

2012

Cheatham won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cheatham raised a total of $113,288.

2010

Cheatham won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cheatham raised a total of $14,370.

2008

Cheatham won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Cheatham raised a total of $21,344.

2006

Cheatham won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Cheatham raised a total of $17,054.

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.[11] Cheatham received a score of 51% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 76th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Cheatham received a score of 54% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 31st out of 35 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Percy Malone (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 9
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Sheilla E. Lampkin (D)