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Mary Broadaway

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Mary Broadaway
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 57
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Mary Broadaway is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 57. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Broadaway earned her J.D. in 1989. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney for the Child Support Enforcement Unit and Human Resource Officer/In-House Counsel for Frolic Footwear.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Broadaway served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs


Campaign themes


Broadaway's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Though Greene County is fortunate to have excellent schools, we must find ways to keep our students from dropping out."


  • Excerpt: "Crime is one of the major factors causing the breakdown of our traditional family. The manufacture and distribution of crystal methamphetamine is the primary culprit."


  • Excerpt: "Job creation and a sound economy are one of the most important concerns of all citizens."

Balanced Budget

  • Excerpt: "I'm ready to make the tough choices to ensure we continue living within our means."



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Mary Broadaway is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ronnie Spence is unopposed in the Republican primary.[3]


Broadaway ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 57. Broadaway defeated Matt Buchman in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Wes Eddington (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Broadaway 54.5% 4,920
     Republican Wes Eddington 40.3% 3,640
     Independent Ronnie C. Spence 5.2% 470
Total Votes 9,030
Arkansas House of Representatives District 57 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Broadaway 68.5% 2,051
Matt Buchman 31.5% 942
Total Votes 2,993

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Broadaway is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Broadaway raised a total of $115,917 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[7]

Mary Broadaway's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 57 Won $115,917
Grand Total Raised $115,917


Broadaway won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Broadaway raised a total of $115,917.


Arkansas 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.[8] Broadaway received a score of 44% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 93rd out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Broadaway and her husband, Brad, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Brown (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 57
Succeeded by