|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73|
|January 12, 2015 - Present|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Bentley earned her B.S. in Nursing from Harding University. Her professional experience includes working as a Registered Nurse for Arkansas Children's Hospital in the Cardiovascular Intesive Care Unit and owning Bentley Plastics.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Bentley served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• City, County and Local Affairs, Vice chair|
|• Public Health, Welfare and Labor|
|• Legislative Joint Auditing|
Bentley's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Mary is a born again Christian who believes in the sanctity of human life just as the majority of Arkansans do."
- Pro-2nd Amendment
- Excerpt: "Mary is a defender of the 2nd amendment and every American’s right to bear arms."
- Jobs and Taxes
- Excerpt: "Mary knows that Arkansas has the 6th highest income tax in the nation along with nearly stagnant job growth since 2004. She believes that if Arkansas wants to attract jobs, then it must have a business friendly environment. This is why it is imperative to reform Arkansas tax code."
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. Incumbent John Catlett was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mary Bentley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bentley defeated Catlett in the general election.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||John Catlett Incumbent||48.6%||3,392|
Bentley ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73. Bentley ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and was defeated by John Catlett (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Wayne Catlett Incumbent||52.2%||4,088|
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Bentley and her husband, Ted, have three children and live in Williams Junction.
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- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed March 5, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 26, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 7, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
John Catlett (D)
|Arkansas House District 73
| Succeeded by|
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