Les Carnine

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Les Carnine
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 90
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Personal
ProfessionEducator, retired
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Les "Skip" Carnine is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 90. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Carnine did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Carnine's professional experience includes working as an educator.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Budget
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Education
Insurance and Commerce

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Carnine's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1896 - "AN ACT CONCERNING ARKANSAS DISTANCE LEARNING."
  • HB 2170 - "TO PROVIDE FOR INTERVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION UPON EARLY INDICATORS OF THE FISCAL DISTRESS OR FACILITIES DISTRESS OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT."
  • HB 2239 - "TO ENSURE THAT THE SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS IS FAIR, IS BASED ON BEST PRACTICES, AND IS ALIGNED WITH NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REQUIREMENTS."

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

Healthcare Exchanges

As of 2013, Carnine is a member of the Arkansas Legislative Council, a joint committee of state senators and representatives which, among other duties, meets in the interim between legislative sessions.[1] At the Council's December 21, 2012 meeting, Representative John Burris (R) moved to separate the federal government's $18.4 million grant to Arkansas for healthcare exchanges from a larger report. The grant was for funding a partnership healthcare exchange between the federal and Arkansas governments. His motion would have allowed further discussion and a separate vote on the grant, but Burris was defeated 29-17 in a largely party-line vote. Carnine was the only Republican to vote the ALC's Democratic majority against the motion. Burris argued the Council's refusal denied Republicans the "courtesy" of a separate debate on the exchange funds.[2][3] Commentator Nic Horton of the Arkansas Project suggested that the Republicans voting for Burris's motion wanted the state to implement a federal healthcare exchange, an alternative to the hybrid state-federal partnership exchange.[4]Carnine later told the media that he had voted with the Democrats in error and actually opposed the partnership healthcare exchange.[5] The conservative/libertarian Advance Arkansas Institute, which sponsors the Arkansas Project, had previously called for Arkansas to adopt a federal exchange instead of the state partnership supported by the Arkansas Legislative Council.[6]The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provisionally approved Arkansas' application to organize the partnership healthcare exchange on January 3, but Burris told the Associated Press that he expects the newly Republican-controlled Arkansas legislature to consider adopting a federal exchange instead of the partnership.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carnine ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 90. Carnine ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[8][9][10]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carnine won re-election to the 94th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[11]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Carnine won election to the 94th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[12]

Carnine raised $18,785 for his campaign.[13]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carnine is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Carnine raised a total of $47,807 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[14]

Les Carnine's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 90 Won $17,477
2010 Arkansas State House, District 94 Won $11,545
2008 Arkansas State House, District 94 Won $18,785
Grand Total Raised $47,807

2012

Carnine won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Carnine raised a total of $17,477.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Les Carnine's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Healthcare Association$1,553
Wal-Mart$1,500
Pew Trusts$1,291
Arkansas Electric Cooperative$1,233
Entergy$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$17,477
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carnine won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Carnine raised a total of $11,545.

2008

Carnine won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Carnine raised a total of $18,785.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[15]

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David L. Branscum (R)
Arkansas House District 90
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 94
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Debra Hobbs (R)