Joe Jett

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Joe Jett
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 56
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
High schoolCorning High School (1978)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Office website
Campaign website
Joe Jett is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


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


Campaign themes


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


  • 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."


  • 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."


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

Committee assignments


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



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. Incumbent Joe Jett is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[3]


Jett ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 56. Jett ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran[4] unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[5][6]

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.[7]

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


Jett won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jett raised a total of $50,545.


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.[8] Jett received a score of 56% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 64th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


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
Succeeded by