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 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
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]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Insurance and Commerce
Revenue and Taxation, Chair
Joint Budget


Campaign themes


Jett's website highlighted 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:



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


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 $84,861 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 9, 2015.[8]

Joe Jett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Arkansas State House, District 56 Won $34,350
2012 Arkansas State House, District 56 Won $50,511
Grand Total Raised $84,861


Jett won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2014. During that election cycle, Jett raised a total of $34,350.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Jett's campaign in 2014
Arkansas Health Care Association / Arkansas Assisted Living Association$4,000
Arkansas Realtors Association$1,500
Stephens Group$1,500
Arkansas Pharmacists Association$1,100
Total Raised in 2014$34,350
Source: Follow the Money


Jett won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jett raised a total of $50,511.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arkansas

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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.


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