|Arkansas State Senate District 34|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 10, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 42|
|Bachelor's||Arkansas Technical University (1981)|
|Birthday||November 9, 1940|
|Place of birth||Lincoln, Nebraska|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
English served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the District 42 from 2009 to 2013.
English's professional experience includes working as an employer/volunteer outreach coordinator, Support of the Guard and Reserve, Department of Defense, State Committee for Employer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, English served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Joint Performance Review, Chair|
|• State Agencies and Governmental Affairs, Vice Chair|
|• Legislative Council|
|• Children and Youth|
|• Legislative Joint Auditing|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, English served on these committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• City, County and Local Affairs, Vice Chair|
|• Joint Energy|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, English served on these committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs|
|• Public Transportation|
English's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 1245 - "AN ACT TO EXEMPT MILITARY RETIRED PAY FROM INCOME TAX."
- HB 1890 - "CONCERNING THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON TO BE KNOWN AS THE CASTLE DOCTRINE."
- HB 1982 - "TO PROMOTE AND ENFORCE EFFICIENCY IN STATE GOVERNMENT."
For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Political courage test
English's answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are provided. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities she replied:
"Economic development and good jobs, a rise in the income level, fewer folks on Medicaid, fewer high school drop outs, and lower prison population require an integrated education and workforce training system that meets the skill needs of business and industry. I will propose legislation to identify all education/workforce training dollars, federal and state, and the positive or negative results of every program. I will also propose legislation to establish a commission made up of members of business and industry that will work to identify the skill gaps and recommend system instructional programs."
- See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012
English ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 34. English ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Barry Hyde (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arkansas State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012|
English won re-election to the 42nd District seat in 2010. She faced no opposition.
English raised $57,966 for her campaign, while Yagos raised $67,081 and Mason raised $679.
|Arkansas State House, District 42 (2008)|
|Elizabeth English (R)||6,131|
|Val Yagos (D)||4,800|
|Gene Mason (Green)||472|
Comprehensive donor information for English is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, English raised a total of $192,529 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.
|Jane English's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arkansas State Senate, District 34||$119,267|
|2010||Arkansas State House, District 42||$15,296|
|2008||Arkansas State House, District 42||$57,966|
|Grand Total Raised||$192,529|
2012English won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $119,267.
|Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jane English's campaign in 2012|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$3,000|
|Williams, Eddie Joe||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$119,267|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010English won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $15,296.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jane English's campaign in 2010|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$1,000|
|Linns Auto Inc||$500|
|Carter, Michael C||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$15,296|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008English won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $57,966.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jane English's campaign in 2008|
|Arkansas Republican Party||$2,500|
|Faulkner County Republican Cmte||$2,000|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$57,966|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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- Legislators are scored on the bills specifically supported by Arkansas Learns.
English is involved with a number of organizations, including Arkansas Veterans Coalition, Camp Robinson/Camp Pike Community Council, Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council, North Pulaski Republican Women, and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
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- Arkansas State Senate
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Facebook page
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- Project Vote Smart, "Rep. English Issue Positions," accessed May 13, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 7, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- VoteNaturally.org, "2008 general election results, Arkansas," November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money, "Arkansas House spending, 2008," November 4, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "English, Jane," accessed August 6, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 1, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Rep. English Biography," accessed May 13, 2014
Linda Pondexter Chesterfield (D)
|Arkansas House District 34
| Succeeded by|
|Arkansas House District 42
| Succeeded by|
Mark Perry (D)
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