Jonathan Barnett

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Jonathan Barnett
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 87
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore, Arkansas State House of Representatives
2008
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Siloam Springs City Council
1974-1977
Personal
ProfessionGeneral Contractor
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jonathan Barnett is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Barnett served as Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore from 2009 to 2013. Barnett did not seek re-election in 2014.

Barnett is a former member of the Siloam Springs City Council, serving from 1974 to 1977.

Biography

Branett's professional experience includes working as a general contractor.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Transportation, Chair
Joint Budget
Insurance and Commerce
Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate
Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Barnett's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1612 - "TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR RECEIPT OF FEDERAL HIGHWAY FUNDS."
  • HB 2209 - "TO EXEMPT EARTH MISSION, INC. FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX."
  • HB 2210 - "TO EXEMPT THE MASONIC LODGE OF ARKANSAS FROM THE PROPERTY TAX."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Barnett ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 87. Barnett ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[1][2][3]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Barnett won re-election to the 97th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Barnett won election to the 97th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[5]

Barnett raised $0 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barnett is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Barnett raised a total of $45,385 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[7]

Jonathan Barnett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 87 Won $31,785
2010 Arkansas State House, District 97 Won $13,600
2008 Arkansas State House, District 97 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $45,385

2012

Barnett won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Barnett raised a total of $31,785.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jonathan Barnett's campaign in 2012
Wal-Mart$2,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$2,000
Weaver-Bailey Contractors$1,000
Entergy$1,000
Murphy, Robert Madison$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,785
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Barnett won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Barnett raised a total of $13,600.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[8]

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.

2011

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.

Personal

Barnett and his wife, Cristy, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Barnett (R)
Arkansas House District 87
2013–2013
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 97
2009–present
Succeeded by
Bob Ballinger (R)