Jim Sorvillo

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Jim Sorvillo
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 32
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Campaign website
Jim Sorvillo is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Sorvillo served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Insurance and Commerce
Public Transportation
Joint Energy


Campaign themes


Sorvillo's campaign website listed the following issues:

  • "Tax reform must be a priority. Dealing with the income tax, sales tax, property tax, corporate tax, excise tax, capital gain tax and more, is confusing and a burden to the average person."
  • "Arkansas is the seventh highest taxed state, this is unacceptable. Arkansas' unemployment rate is at a all time high, this is unacceptable. To create jobs in Arkansas, the business tax rate will need to be competitive with our neighboring states."
  • "A recent survey reported that $161 million dollars in unemployment insurance paid out either in error or fraudulent claims. There is no excuse for this oversight. If in error, rectify, if fraud, prosecute, regardless this money should be recovered."
  • "Voter identification should be made to all citizens that vote."
  • "The state leadership should not be in the business of picking winners or losers through "the Quick Action Closing Fund." President Obama tried it and in one instance it has cost the American tax payers more than $535 million dollars in loan guarantees. This money went down the drain in a bankrupt solar panel business."
  • "There are reasons to use investment incentives to attract capital which would create jobs but, there must be close scrutiny and due process in an effort to avoid more of the same waste, fraud and abuse. "
  • "The so called "Obama Healthcare Bill" should be repealed at the federal level. The Democrat controlled state House and Senate, should cease with their efforts to implement a federal national health care mandate."



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. John Adams was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jim Sorvillo defeated Pat Hays in the Republican primary. Sorvillo defeated Adams in the general election.[1][2]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 32 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Sorvillo 56.6% 6,980
     Democratic John Adams 43.4% 5,349
Total Votes 12,329


Sorvillo ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 32. Sorvillo ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent David Johnson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Johnson Incumbent 56.8% 22,183
     Republican Jim Sorvillo 43.2% 16,875
Total Votes 39,058


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Sorvillo and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children.

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Preceded by
Allen Kerr (R)
Arkansas House District 32
Succeeded by