Jim Dotson

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Jim Dotson
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 93
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAccount Executive, Cox Business
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim Dotson is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 93. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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The Arkansas House has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, which amounts to 3 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 17 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were seven districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another 10 districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Public Transportation
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Dotson's campaign website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Family

  • Excerpt: "I am Pro-Family. My wife and I have two children and one on the way."

Life

  • Excerpt: "I am Pro-Life. I will proactively champion legislation that protects the life of the unborn."

Marriage

  • Excerpt: "I am Pro-Marriage. I believe in traditional marriage that is between one man and one woman."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "I am Pro-Business. We must enact legislation that lowers the regulatory burdens on businesses, especially small businesses in Arkansas. "

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "I am opposed to the federal takeover of healthcare and will fight against the implementation of ‘Obamacare’ in Arkansas."

Note: Dotson's campaign themes did not change from 2012.

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Leah Marie Williams was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Dotson defeated Bill Burckart in the Republican primary. Williams will face Dotson in the general election.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 93 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Dotson Incumbent 64.4% 1,333
Bill Burckart 35.6% 737
Total Votes 2,070

2012

Dotson ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 93. Dotson defeated Duane Neal in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives District 93 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Dotson 54.5% 1,625
Duane Neal 45.5% 1,354
Total Votes 2,979

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dotson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Dotson raised a total of $13,412 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[7]

Jim Dotson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 93 Won $13,412
Grand Total Raised $13,412

2012

Dotson won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dotson raised a total of $13,412.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Dotson's campaign in 2012
Slinc$2,000
Pbj Llc$1,000
Wal-Mart$1,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$1,000
H Co Llc$800
Total Raised in 2012$13,412
Source:Follow the Money

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.

Personal

Dotson and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jon Woods (R)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 93
2013–present
Succeeded by
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