|Arkansas House of Representatives District 56|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Corning High School (1978)|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
Jett served in the United States Air Force.
Jett's website highlights 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 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.
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 $50,545 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.
|Joe Jett's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arkansas State House, District 56||$50,545|
|Grand Total Raised||$50,545|
2012Jett 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|
|Brewer, William E||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$50,545|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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. 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.
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- 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 "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
- followthemoney.org, "Jett, Joe," accessed August 8, 2013
- Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012"
Buddy Lovell (D)
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