Lucas Roebuck

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Lucas Roebuck
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Former candidate for
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 87
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sJohn Brown University
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas - Fayetteville
Personal
Place of birthRedondo Beach, CA
Websites
Campaign website
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Lucas Roebuck was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 87 of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Biography

Roebuck earned his B.S. in Education, English and Journalism from John Brown University and his M.S. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville. His professional experience includes working as an Opinion Page Editor for the Benton County Daily Record, Assignment Editor for KNWA-NBC and Managing Editor for both the Northwest Arkansas Times and the Siloam Springs Herald-Leader, professor at Northwest Nazarene University and George Fox University and Director of University Communications for John Brown University.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Roebuck's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Limited Government

  • Excerpt: "Government that is best is government that exercises its authority as little as possible. Government should do the sort of things that only a government can do – defend our borders, prosecute and punish criminals, create basic infrastructure (like highways) and other similar activity. If elected, I will always ask the question when looking at a government program: “Why government needs to be doing this?”"

Pro-Second Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "The Second Amendment clearly gives law-abiding citizens the right to own firearms Gun ownership reduces crime. Private gun ownership ultimately provides a disincentive for those who would attempt tyranny on our soil. I will fight any attempt in the state legislature to abridge the right to bear arms."

Pro-Business

  • Excerpt: "if elected, I will support business-friendly policies."

Against Private Option ObamaCare Expansion:

  • Excerpt: "Act 1496 of 2013 (HB 1219) was perhaps this most disappointing law to come out of the last Arkansas legislative session. The short-term promise of federal dollars (which incidentally, are really just dollars from taxpayers who live in states — or worse, borrowed from our grandchildren) to expand Medicaid, a program, which could become broke as soon as 2016 (1), is penny wise and pound-foolish. "

Pro-Life

  • Excerpt: "One of the most important responsibilities of limited government is to reasonably protect people from others depriving them of life. Unborn children are people, and should enjoy this minimum protection of law."

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Robin Lundstrum defeated Lucas Roebuck in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 87 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Lundstrum 57.5% 1,588
Lucas Roebuck 42.5% 1,176
Total Votes 2,764

Personal

Roebuck and his wife, Cherissa, have four children.[1]

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