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Radius Baker
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Former candidate for
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 52
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Radius Baker was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 52 of the Arkansas House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for District 21 of the Arkansas State Senate in a 2014 special election.[1]



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. Radius Baker is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dwight Tosh defeated incumbent John Hutchison in the Republican primary. Baker was defeated by Tosh in the general election.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 52 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDwight Tosh 64.2% 5,425
     Democratic Radius Baker 35.8% 3,019
Total Votes 8,444

2014 special election

See also: Arkansas state legislative special elections, 2014

John Cooper (R) defeated Steve Rockwell (D) in the special election, which took place on January 14.[4] Rockwell and Radius Baker advanced past Gene Roebuck and Ray Kidd in the Democratic primary.[5] Rockwell defeated Baker in the Democratic primary runoff.[6] Dan Sullivan and Cooper advanced past Chad Niell in the Republican primary.[5] Cooper defeated Sullivan in the Republican primary runoff.[6][7]

The seat was vacant following Paul Bookout's (D) resignation on August 21, 2013, after he was fined $8,000 by the Arkansas Ethics Commission for spending campaign funds on personal items.[8]

A special election for the position of Arkansas State Senate District 21 was called for January 14, with a primary on October 8, 2013. A primary runoff took place on November 12, 2013. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was September 6, 2013.[8]

Arkansas State Senate, District 21, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cooper 57.2% 4,318
     Democratic Steve Rockwell 42.8% 3,235
Total Votes 7,553

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