Joe Jett

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Joe Jett
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 56
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCorning High School (1978)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe Jett is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Jett served in the United States Air Force.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Jett's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Education

  • Excerpt: "Education is the KEY to forming responsible, honest and productive citizens. Our youth are challenged more today than ever before in the classrooms and in the job market. As parents, community members and citizens of this great state we owe it to our children to provide them with the best education possible."

Economy

  • Excerpt: "I understand the needs of District 56 and rural Arkansas. Education and economic development are crucial in attracting jobs and industry to our District. Serving as Chairman of the Arkansas State Aeronautical Commission has given me insight into how state commissions and boards operate."

Agriculture

  • Excerpt: "Agriculture is Arkansas’ largest industry and is a vital , growing component of the state’s economy. "

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue and Taxation, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight
Joint Energy, Alternate
Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate
Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate

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. Incumbent Joe Jett was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

Jett ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 56. Jett ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran[5] unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[6][7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jett is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Jett raised a total of $50,545 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[8]

Joe Jett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 56 Won $50,545
Grand Total Raised $50,545

2012

Jett won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jett raised a total of $50,545.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Jett's campaign in 2012
Jett, Joe & Lisa$7,000
F & F Construction$2,000
Stephens Group$1,500
Brewer, William E$1,500
Wilson, Dave$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$50,545
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.[9]

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

Jett and his wife, Lisa, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Buddy Lovell (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 56
2013–present
Succeeded by
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