Michael John Gray

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Michael John Gray
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Arkansas House of Representatives, District 47
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Augusta City Council
High schoolAugusta High School
AssociateArkansas State University Beebe
Bachelor'sArkansas State University
J.D.University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Place of birthAugusta, Arkansas
ReligionUnited Methodist
Campaign website
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Michael John Gray is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Gray served on the Augusta City Council.[1]


Gray earned his B.A. in Marketing from Arkansas State University and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His professional experience includes operating Wakefield Partners, his family's farming operation.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Gray served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Vice chair
City, County and Local Affairs
Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Vice chair



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. Michael John Gray was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Meeks is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Meeks raised a total of $58,283 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 19, 2015.[4]

David Meeks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Arkansas State House, District 47 Won $58,283
Grand Total Raised $58,283


Meeks won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2014. During that election cycle, Meeks raised a total of $58,283.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael John Gray's campaign in 2014
Stanley, Penny$2,436
Eldridge, Charlie$2,000
Precision AG$1,500
State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co$1,250
Eaves, Mary$1,130
Total Raised in 2014$58,283
Source: Follow the Money


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Gray is married to his wife, Amy.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jody Dickinson (D)
Arkansas House District 47
Succeeded by