Hank Wilkins

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Hank Wilkins
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 17
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas State Senate District 5
2001 - 2011
Arkansas House of Representatives
1999-2001
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan (1975)
Ph.D.Philander Smith College
OtherSaint Paul Seminary (1981)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 13, 1954
Place of birthPine Bluff, Arkansas
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Campaign website
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Henry "Hank" Wilkins, IV (b. December 13, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998, serving until 2000, and was re-elected in 2010.

Wilkins formerly served in the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 5 from 2001 to 2011.

Biography

Wilkins earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1975, his MDiv from Saint Paul Seminary in 1981, and his PhD from Philander Smith College. His professional experience includes working as a professor and a United Methodist Pastor.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Budget, Vice Chair
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Insurance and Commerce

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilkins ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 17. Wilkins ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[1][2][3]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wilkins was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arkansas Legislature. He instead won the district 17 seat of the Arkansas House of Representatives. Wilkins ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[4]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Wilkins won re-election to the 5th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[5]

Wilkins raised $58,595 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilkins is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilkins raised a total of $191,405 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[7]

Hank Wilkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 17 Won $22,250
2010 Arkansas State House, District 17 Won $12,600
2008 Arkansas State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $0
2006 Arkansas State Senate, District 5 Won $58,595
2004 Arkansas State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $0
2002 Arkansas State Senate, District 5 Won $50,760
2000 Arkansas State Senate, District 8 Won $47,200
Grand Total Raised $191,405

2012

Wilkins won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $22,250.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Hank Wilkins's campaign in 2012
Stephens Group$3,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$2,000
Entergy$1,250
Crauford Coalition$1,000
Arkansas Dental Association$750
Total Raised in 2012$22,250
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wilkins won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $12,600.

2006

Wilkins won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $58,595.

2002

Wilkins won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $50,760.

2000

Wilkins won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $47,200.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[8]

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.

Personal

Wilkins and his wife, Phyllis, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephanie Flowers
Arkansas House District 17
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 5
2001–2011
Succeeded by
Stephanie Flowers