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Linda Pondexter Chesterfield
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Arkansas State Senate District 30
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
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
2002-2008
Education
Bachelor'sHendrix college
Personal
Place of birthHope, Arkansas
ProfessionRetired educator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Linda Pondexter Chesterfield is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 30. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. She served as Assistant President Pro Tempore for the 2nd District.

Chesterfield served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008. Chesterfield has served as President of the Little Rock School Board.

Biography

Chesterfield's professional experience includes working as an educator and a Consultant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Energy, Chair
Legislative Joint Auditing, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs
Children and Youth
Economic and Tax Policy

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas State Senate 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Linda Chesterfield was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Chesterfield ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 30. Chesterfield ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

2010

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

Chesterfield defeated Jay Barth in the May 18 primary. She then ran unopposed in the general election.[6][7]

Arkansas State Senate, District 34 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Pondexter Chesterfield (D) 4,588
Jay Barth (D) 2,769

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chesterfield is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Chesterfield raised a total of $171,837 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[8]

Linda Chesterfield's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 30 Won $37,193
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 34 Won $97,223
2006 Arkansas State House, District 36 Won $13,858
2004 Arkansas State House, District 36 Won $9,803
2002 Arkansas State House, District 36 Won $13,760
Grand Total Raised $171,837

2012

Chesterfield won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Chesterfield raised a total of $37,193.
Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Chesterfield's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Healthcare Association$4,000
Stephens Group$2,420
Wal-Mart$2,250
Copart$2,000
Union Pacific Railroad$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$37,193
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Chesterfield won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Chesterfield raised a total of $97,223.

2006

Chesterfield won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Chesterfield raised a total of $13,858.

2004

Chesterfield won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Chesterfield raised a total of $9,803.

2002

Chesterfield won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Chesterfield raised a total of $13,760.

Scorecards

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2013

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

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

Chesterfield has a husband, Emry.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gilbert Baker (R)
Arkansas State Senate District 30
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Tracy Steele
Arkansas State Senate District 34
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Jane English (R)