James Word

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James Word
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 16
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James L. Word is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Word's professional experience includes working as a housing director.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Council
Joint Energy
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Insurance and Commerce

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Word's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1609 - "TO REQUIRE A CITY OF THE FIRST CLASS, A CITY OF THE SECOND CLASS, OR A TOWN TO ALLOW A CUSTOMER TO TAKE WATER OR SEWER SERVICE THROUGH A SINGLE METER IF THE SERVICE IS AT ONE LOCATION THAT IS PHYSICALLY INTEGRATED."
  • HB 1956 - "TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PROJECT GRADUATION COMMISSION."
  • HB 2106 - "TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF AGGRAVATED SHOPLIFTING."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Word ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 16. Word ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran unchallenged in the general election November 6, 2012, as well.[2][3][4]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Word won re-election to the 16th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Word won election to the 16th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[6]

Word raised $34,066 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Word is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Word raised a total of $65,674 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[8]

James Word's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 16 Won $16,236
2010 Arkansas State House, District 16 Won $6,750
2008 Arkansas State House, District 16 Won $34,066
2000 Arkansas State House, District 73 Defeated $8,622
Grand Total Raised $65,674

2012

Word won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Word raised a total of $16,236.

2010

Word won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Word raised a total of $6,750.

2008

Word won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Word raised a total of $34,066.

2000

Word lost the election for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Word raised a total of $8,622.

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.[9] Word received a score of 47% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 87th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Word received a score of 45% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 92nd out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Arkansas House District 16
2009–present
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