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Joyce Elliott
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Arkansas State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip
2011-2013
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
2000-2006
Education
Bachelor'sSouthern Arkansas University (1973)
Master'sOuachita Baptist University (1981)
Personal
ProfessionDirector of Legislative Outreach for The College Board
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joyce Elliott (b. March 20, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District. 31 She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She served as the State Senate Majority Whip.

Elliott served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006.

Biography

She earned her B.A. in English/Speech from Southern Arkansas University in 1973 and her M.A. in English from Ouachita Baptist University in 1981. Her professional experience includes working for The College Board, as a High School Teacher in Arkansas, Texas, Florida, and Minnesota, and as the Director of Legislative Outreach for the Southwestern Region for The College Board.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
Joint Budget
Insurance and Commerce
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials
Academic Facilities Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas State Senate 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 Joyce Elliott was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Elliott ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 31. Elliott defeated Fred Allen in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Elliott Incumbent 86.2% 24,407
     Libertarian Glen Schwarz 13.8% 3,917
Total Votes 28,324
Arkansas State Senate District 31 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Elliott 62.7% 3,963
Fred Allen 37.3% 2,362
Total Votes 6,325

2008

On November 4, 2008, Elliott won election to the 33rd District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[6]

Elliott raised $171,751 for her campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Elliott is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Elliott raised a total of $383,569 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[8]

Joyce Elliott's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 31 Won $180,439
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 33 Not up for election $0
2008 Arkansas State Senate, District 33 Won $171,751
2004 Arkansas State House, District 33 Won $11,689
2002 Arkansas State House, District 33 Won $3,050
2000 Arkansas State House, District 56 Won $16,640
Grand Total Raised $383,569

2012

Elliott won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Elliott raised a total of $180,439.
Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joyce Elliott's campaign in 2012
Murphy, Cindy$3,000
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
Mahony, Emon$2,250
Robinson, Ann$2,060
Grunden, Thomas$2,050
Total Raised in 2012$180,439
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Elliott won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Elliott raised a total of $171,751.

2004

Elliott won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Elliott raised a total of $11,689.

2002

Elliott won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Elliott raised a total of $3,050.

2000

Elliott won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Elliott raised a total of $16,640.

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]

Personal

Elliott has one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Salmon (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 31
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 33
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jeremy Hutchinson (R)