Justin Harris

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Justin T. Harris
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 81
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas
Personal
Place of birthMuskogee, OK
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionAssemblies of God
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Justin T. Harris is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 81. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Harris formerly served on the West Fork City Council.

Biography

Harris earned his B.A. in Human Environmental Science from the University of Arkansas. His professional experience includes working as the owner of Growing Gods Kingdom, Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Performance Review
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs
Legislative Joint Auditing

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Harris' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Family Rights
Excerpt: "Fight for the Traditional Family"
  • Economy
Excerpt: "Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Not Government Jobs, but Entrepreneurship)"
  • Health Regulation
Excerpt: "Need Healthcare Regulation and not Reform. (Create an atmosphere that makes insurance companies competitive and accountable.)"
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "Create laws, such as the Arizona Law, that would enforce Immigration Laws that are not being inforced at the National Level"
  • Protect the 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "Change the Arkansas Castle Law. The law, as written, does not protect the family or home owner."

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Justin T. Harris was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harris ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 81. Harris defeated Lisa France Norris in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Wolf Grulkey (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJustin T. Harris Incumbent 67.3% 6,891
     Democratic Wolf Grulkey 32.7% 3,355
Total Votes 10,246
Arkansas House of Representatives District 81 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJustin T. Harris 63.6% 1,578
Lisa France Norris 36.4% 904
Total Votes 2,482

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harris defeated Earl Hunton in the November 2 general election.[7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 87 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Justin T. Harris (R) 4,439
Earl Hunton (D) 3,372

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harris is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Harris raised a total of $82,344 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[8]

Justin Harris's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 81 Won $43,072
2010 Arkansas State House, District 87 Won $39,272
Grand Total Raised $82,344

2012

Harris won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $43,072.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Justin Harris's campaign in 2012
Harris, Justin & Marsha$3,378
Stephens Group$2,250
Harris, Justin T$2,000
Arkansas Realtors Association$1,500
Washington County Republican Cmte$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$43,072
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Harris won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $39,272.

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

Harris and his wife, Marsha, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karen Hopper (R)
Arkansas House District 81
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mark Martin
Arkansas House District 87
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Justin T. Harris (R)