|Arkansas House of Representatives District 56|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|High school||Corning High School (1978)|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
Jett served in the United States Air Force.
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|
Jett's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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. "
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 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.
Jett ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 56. Jett ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.
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.
|Joe Jett's Campaign Contribution History|
|2014||Arkansas State House, District 56||$34,350|
|2012||Arkansas State House, District 56||$50,511|
|Grand Total Raised||$84,861|
2014Jett 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|
|Arkansas Pharmacists Association||$1,100|
|Total Raised in 2014||$34,350|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2012Jett won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jett raised a total of $50,511.
|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|
|Brewer, William E||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$50,511|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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Jett and his wife, Lisa, have two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Twitter feed
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money
- joejett.com, "About Joe," accessed April 8, 2014
- joejett.com, "Issues," accessed April 8, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed March 5, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 26, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 7, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Contributions to Jett, Joe," accessed August 8, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 1, 2014
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