|Arkansas House of Representatives District 26|
|January 10, 2011 - January 10, 2013|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$136/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
Mauch is a former employee for AT&T. He is now retired.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mauch served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Children and Youth, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Public Transportation and Rail
Mauch's campaign website lists the following issues:
- I will continue to fight for less government intrusion in our lives.
- I will continue to work hard to bring new jobs to our part of the state.
- I will continue to always stand for lower taxes.
- I will continue to say no to out of control government spending.
- I will continue to be a staunch supporter of our 2nd amendment rights as A member of the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America.
- I will continue to not support any unfunded mandates on our country or city governments.
- I will continue to lead with conservative values at the forefront of every Action and decision.
- I will continue to always vote pro life.
Mauch ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 26. Mauch ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and was defeated by David Kizzia (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
An October 2012 article in The Daily named Mauch one of the 20 worst candidates in 2012.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Loy Mauch Incumbent||45.3%||4,637|
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 26 General Election (2010)|
|Loy Mauch (R)||4,041|
|Terry Bracy (D)||3,520|
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Loy Mauch's campaign in 2010|
|Total Raised in 2010||$11,328|
League of the South
Mauch received media attention following his election for his association with the League of the South, an organization that advocates the "secession and subsequent independence of the southern states from this forced union." According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, "the League believes the 'godly' nation it wants to form should be run by an 'Anglo-Centric' (read: white) elite that would establish a Christian theocratic state."
Mauch, who is a former head of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans post in Hot Springs, AK, has called the Confederate flag "a symbol of Jesus Christ" and of "Biblical government." When asked about his association with the League of the South by the Arkansas Times, Mauch acknowledged that he is a member but added that he is "too busy" to be active in the organization. He denied that the League advocated secession from the Union, though he claimed that the group wants "constitutional government" and that secession "has never been unconstitutional."
Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard
The Advance Arkansas Institute, an Arkansas-based nonprofit research and educational organization, released "Arkansas's Freedom Scorecard" in 2012. 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. Mauch received a score of 87% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 16th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
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- Campaign website
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Loy Mauch on Facebook
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012
- ↑ Arkansas Secretary of State - Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ The Daily, "The worst candidates of 2012," October 29, 2012
- ↑ Arkansas Matters, General election results
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Arkansas Times, "The South shall rise again," November 11, 2010.
- ↑ Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012"
|Arkansas House District 26
| Succeeded by|
David Kizzia (D)
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