Kim Hammer

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Kim Hammer
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 28
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Kim Hammer is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He ran for election to the Arkansas House in 2006, but he was unsuccessful.


Hammer's professional experience includes working as an interim manager for West Department Store and a pastor.

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Joint Auditing, Chair
Legislative Council
Joint Budget
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
City, County and Local Affairs


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


Campaign themes


Hammer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Government Accountability
Excerpt: "Government should be kept at the smallest possible scale and not become the largest employer in the state."
  • Separation of church and state
Excerpt: "Church and government must maintain a separation and perform their independent roles. If the church would become more active in the mission that God has given to the church the quality of government would increase."
  • Power Of Judges
Excerpt: "Do not believe that judges should make the law from the bench but rule on the law."
  • Criminals
Excerpt: "I believe in capital punishment."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Do not believe that illegal immigrants should be given immunity. Instead greater efforts should be placed on becoming legal U.S. citizens."
  • Military
Excerpt: "I am a firm supporter of the military. This includes those who serve and the family members of those who serve. Each pay their own respective price."
  • Family Values
Excerpt: "Marriage is defined as a man being married to a woman. Laws and privileges related to marriage should be built around that concept and definition."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Education is a key component for individuals to advance themselves to live an independent and productive life. Society as a whole benefits when its population is educated to the fullest potential of the individuals desire."



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 Kim Hammer was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hammer ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 28. Hammer ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Barbara Nix (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKim Hammer Incumbent 57.9% 6,161
     Democratic Barbara Nix 42.1% 4,485
Total Votes 10,646


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hammer defeated incumbent Democrat Barbara Nix in the November 2 general election.[7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kim Hammer (R) 5,531
Barbara Nix (D) 4,451

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hammer is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Hammer raised a total of $73,100 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[8]

Kim Hammer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 28 Won $36,294
2010 Arkansas State House, District 28 Won $20,453
2006 Arkansas State House, District 28 Defeated $16,353
Grand Total Raised $73,100


Hammer won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hammer raised a total of $36,294.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kim Hammer's campaign in 2012
Republican Party of Arkansas$2,323
Saline County Republican Cmte$2,000
Stephens Group$1,500
Southwestern Energy Co$1,000
Mazander, Charles$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$36,294
Source:Follow the Money


Hammer won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hammer raised a total of $20,453.


Hammer lost the election for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hammer raised a total of $16,353.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arkansas

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


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


Hammer and his wife, Karen, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barbara Nix
Arkansas House District 28
Succeeded by