Jim Dotson

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Jim Dotson
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 93
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionAccount Executive, Cox Business
Office website
Campaign website
Jim Dotson is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 93. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


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


  • 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.



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Leah Marie Williams is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Dotson will face Bill Burckart in the Republican primary.[2]


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.[3][4][5]

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.[6]

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


Dotson won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dotson raised a total of $13,412.


Arkansas 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.[7] Dotson received a score of 72% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 15th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


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
Succeeded by