Linda Tyler

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Linda Tyler
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 45
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ReligionUnited Methodist
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Linda Tyler is a former Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 45 from 2009 to 2013.

Biography

Tyler's professional experience includes working as a Senior Organizational Development Leader with the Acxiom Corporation and in Personnel Management with Carrier Air Conditioning, United Broadcasting Corporations and United Technologies.

Tyler is a member of the board of the American Heart Association, Conway Regional Health System, Faulkner County Library, National Kidney Foundation and University of Central Arkansas Foundation.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Health Services
  • Subcommittee on Human Services
  • Subcommittee on Labor and Environment
  • Subcommittee on Constitutional Issues

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Charitable, Penal, and Correctional Institutions
  • Subcommittee on Elections (Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Higher Education (Vice Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Hospital and Medicaid Study (Vice Chair)

Issues

Tyler's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1484 - "TO EXEMPT FROM SALES AND USE TAX THE FIRST FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000) OF TOTAL CONSIDERATION OF THE SALE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE."
  • HB 1587 - "AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT EMPLOYER-REQUIRED DRUG TESTS ARE TO BE PROVIDED AT NO COST TO EMPLOYEES."
  • HB 1711 - "TO REQUIRE PERSONS WHO VIOLATE ORDERS OF PROTECTION TO PAY FOR AND WEAR GLOBAL POSITIONING DEVICES."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Tyler ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 35. Tyler ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary, and was defeated by incumbent Jason Rapert (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Rapert Incumbent 54.3% 15,973
     Democratic Linda Tyler 45.7% 13,458
Total Votes 29,431

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tyler won re-election to the 45th District seat in 2010. She faced no opposition in the May 18 primary.[5] She defeated Jimmy Bryant in the November 2 general election.[6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 45 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Tyler (D) 3,208
Jimmy Bryant (R) 2,939

2008

On November 4, 2008, Tyler won election to the 45th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponent Bill Fechtelkotter (R).[7]

Tyler raised $99,870 for her campaign, while Fechtelkotter raised $57,982.[8]

Arkansas State House, District 45 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Tyler (D) 5,658
Bill Fechtelkotter (R) 4,475

Campaign donors

2010

Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Tyler's campaign in 2010
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$4,000
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
House Democratic Caucus$2,300
Reliance Healthcare Management$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $79,473

2008

Below are Tyler's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Linda S Tyler $14,500
Arkansas Healthcare Assoc $5,000
Arkansas Democratic Party $2,500
GlaxoSmithKline $2,000
The Agora Center $2,000

Scorecards

Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard

The Advance Arkansas Institute, an Arkansas-based nonprofit research and educational organization, released "Arkansas's Freedom Scorecard" in 2012 and 2013. The scorecard seeks to show how Arkansas legislators voted on the principles the Institute seeks to promote. It measures each state legislator in six categories, which include economic freedom, education reform, good government, personal liberty, small government and tax/budget policy. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute.[10] Tyler received a score of 57% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 64th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 45
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jeremy Gillam (R)