Loy Mauch

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Loy Mauch
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 26
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
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Loy Mauch is a former Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 26 from 2011 to 2013.


Mauch's professional experience includes working for AT&T.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Children and Youth, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Public Transportation and Rail


Campaign themes


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

  • 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.



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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 general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

An October 2012 article in The Daily named Mauch one of the 20 worst candidates in 2012.[4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Kizzia 54.7% 5,589
     Republican Loy Mauch Incumbent 45.3% 4,637
Total Votes 10,226


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mauch defeated Terry Bracy in the November 2 general election.[5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 26 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Loy Mauch (R) 4,041
Terry Bracy (D) 3,520

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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."[6]

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."[6] 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."[6]


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 percent) to the lowest (0 percent). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute.[7] Mauch received a score of 87 percent 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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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Burris
Arkansas House District 26
Succeeded by
David Kizzia (D)