|Arkansas House of Representatives District 93|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Profession||Account Executive, Cox Business|
The Arkansas House had 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.
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|
Dotson's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I am Pro-Family. My wife and I have two children and one on the way."
- Excerpt: "I am Pro-Life. I will proactively champion legislation that protects the life of the unborn."
- 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. "
- 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 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. Leah Marie Williams was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Dotson defeated Bill Burckart in the Republican primary. Dotson defeated Williams in the general election.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 93 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Jim Dotson Incumbent||70.5%||6,070|
|Democratic||Leah Marie Williams||29.5%||2,537|
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 93 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Jim Dotson Incumbent||64.4%||1,333|
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.
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 93 Republican Primary, 2012|
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.
|Jim Dotson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arkansas State House, District 93||$13,412|
|Grand Total Raised||$13,412|
2012Dotson 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|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$1,000|
|H Co Llc||$800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$13,412|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Dotson and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.
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- Arkansas House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Arkansas State Legislature
- Arkansas state legislative districts
- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Political Summary from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook page
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- jimdotson.com, "Issues," accessed April 10, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed March 5, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 26, 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, "Arkansas State Primary Election, May 22, 2012," accessed July 11, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Dotson, Jim," accessed August 21, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 1, 2014
Jon Woods (R)
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 93
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