Ray Kidd

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Ray Kidd
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Candidate for
Arkansas State Senate, District 21
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 14, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives District 76
2005-2011
Personal
ProfessionAntiques Dealer
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Ray Kidd was a 2014 special election Democratic candidate for District 21 of the Arkansas State Senate.[1]

Kidd served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 76 from 2005 to 2011. He served as the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore during his final term.

Biography

Kidd's professional experience includes working as an antiques dealer.

Committee assignments

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kidd served on the following committees:

Kidd's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1013 - "PAUL'S LAW: TO PROHIBIT DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM USING HANDHELD WIRELESS TELEPHONES TO ENGAGE IN TEXT MESSAGING."
  • HB 1649 - "TO CREATE THE PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTION ACT TO ENHANCE THE PENALTIES FOR THEFT OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN AN AREA DECLARED TO BE UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE GOVERNOR."

For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2014

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.[2] Rockwell and Radius Baker advanced past Gene Roebuck and Ray Kidd in the Democratic primary.[3] Rockwell defeated Baker in the Democratic primary runoff.[4] Dan Sullivan and Cooper advanced past Chad Niell in the Republican primary.[3] Cooper defeated Sullivan in the Republican primary runoff.[4][5]

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.[6]

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.[6]

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


2010

Kidd was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kidd won re-election to the 76th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Kidd raised $23,524 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

2008

Below are Kidd's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Cash Today $2,000
Wallace Fowler $1,000
Arkansas Healthcare Assoc $1,000
Ernest Cunningham $1,000
Stephens Group $1,000

Personal

Kidd is a member of the National Rifle Association, Arkansas Boy's Sheriff Runoff, Vice President of the Nettlon Lions Club, member of the Regional Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce, and a supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.[10]

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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 76
2005-2011
Succeeded by
Homer Lenderman