Nate Bell

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Nate Bell
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 20
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 17, 1969
Place of birthMena, Arkansas
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Nate Bell (b. July 17, 1969) is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

In 2004, he served as constable for the Potter Township. He is also the former vice chair of the Polk County Republican Party.

Biography

Bell's professional experience includes working as the founder/managing partner/operator of Quad B Specialties, Limited Liability Company and as a farmer/small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Energy
Revenue and Taxation
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs
Legislative Joint Auditing

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • "The need for good paying jobs is the most important issue facing our communities. I have two daughters who I hope can someday raise my grandchildren in this area. Without major changes in current tax policies and regulations it will continue to be difficult to attract new businesses or for our existing businesses to add new jobs."
  • "Government spending is continuing to spiral out of control."
  • "Delivery of equitable and adequate education to rural areas without more forced consolidations."

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Chase Busch was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Nate Bell was unopposed in the Republican primary. Busch will face Bell and Marc Rosson (L) in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bell ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 20. Bell ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Lewis Diggs (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNate Bell Incumbent 65.1% 6,696
     Democratic Lewis Diggs 34.9% 3,592
Total Votes 10,288

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bell defeated Orvin Foster in the November 2 general election.[7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 22 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nate Bell (R) 5,022
Orvin Foster (D) 3,355

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bell raised a total of $65,887 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[8]

Nate Bell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 20 Won $36,977
2010 Arkansas State House, District 22 Won $28,910
Grand Total Raised $65,887

2012

Bell won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $36,977.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nate Bell's campaign in 2012
Stephens Group$2,000
Polk County Republican Cmte$2,000
Tyson Foods$1,500
Murphy, Robert Madison$1,000
Cox Communications$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$36,977
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bell won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $28,910.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.
Legislators are scored on the bills specifically supported by Arkansas Learns.

2011

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.

Personal

Bell and his wife, Phyllis, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Johnnie Roebuck (D)
Arkansas House District 20
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Bill Abernathy
Arkansas House District 22
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Bruce Westerman (R)