John Edwards, Arkansas Representative

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John Edwards
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 35
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Charles Edwards is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Edwards' professional experience includes working as a lawyer. Edwards served as a Colonel in the National Guard, and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Council, Chair
Joint Budget
Education
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Edwards served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Edwards served on these committees:

Issues

Edwards's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1329 - "TO MODIFY COUNTY REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING CHECKS AND ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS."
  • HB 1403 - "THE UNIFORM EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ACT."
  • HB 1746 - "TO CREATE THE TASK FORCE ON WATER SOURCE PROTECTION."

For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Edwards ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 35. Edwards ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Patrice Wolfe (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Charles Edwards Incumbent 56.9% 8,046
     Republican Patrice Wolfe 43.1% 6,099
Total Votes 14,145

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Edwards won re-election to the 38th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Edwards won election to the 38th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponent Kelly Eichler (R).[6]

Edwards raised $149,590 for his campaign, while Eichler raised $127,312.[7]

Arkansas State House, District 38 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Edwards (D) 7,057
Kelly Eichler (R) 6,979

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Edwards is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Edwards raised a total of $228,198 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[8]

John Edwards's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 35 Won $64,608
2010 Arkansas State House, District 38 Won $14,000
2008 Arkansas State House, District 38 Won $149,590
Grand Total Raised $228,198

2012

Edwards won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Edwards raised a total of $64,608.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Edwards, Arkansas Representative's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
Blass, Buff$2,000
Impact$2,000
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Wec Farms Sothfork Cattle$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$64,608
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Edwards won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Edwards raised a total of $14,000.

2008

Edwards won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Edwards raised a total of $149,590.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[9]

2011

In 2011, the 88th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 10 to April 27.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fredrick Love (D)
Arkansas House District 35
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 38
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Patti Julian (D)