Harold Copenhaver

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Harold Copenhaver
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 58
Former member
In office
January 14, 2013-2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Harold (Cope) Copenhaver is a former Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 58 from 2013 to 2015.

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Performance Review
Revenue and Taxation
Insurance and Commerce
Legislative Joint Auditing



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 Harold Copenhaver was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Brandt Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary. Copenhaver was defeated by Smith in the general election.[1][2]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 58 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrandt Smith 52.6% 4,396
     Democratic Harold Copenhaver Incumbent 47.4% 3,960
Total Votes 8,356


Copenhaver ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 58. Copenhaver ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Jon Hubbard (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarold "Cope" Copenhaver 53% 5,682
     Republican Jon Hubbard Incumbent 47% 5,037
Total Votes 10,719

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Copenhaver is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Copenhaver raised a total of $107,679 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[6]

Harold Copenhaver's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 58 Won $107,679
Grand Total Raised $107,679


Copenhaver won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Copenhaver raised a total of $107,679.


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In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[7]

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Copenhaver and his wife, Kathleen, have three children.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jody Dickinson (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 58
Succeeded by
Brandt Smith (R)