Scott Baltz

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Scott Baltz
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 61
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Scott Baltz is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 61. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Transportation
City, County and Local Affairs
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs, Alternate



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. Incumbent Scott Baltz was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Doug Driesel was unopposed in the Republican primary. Baltz defeated Driesel in the general election.[1][2]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 61 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Baltz Incumbent 54.3% 4,634
     Republican Doug Driesel 45.7% 3,899
Total Votes 8,533


Baltz ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 61. Baltz ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Lori Benedict (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Baltz 51.4% 5,429
     Republican Lori Benedict Incumbent 48.6% 5,123
Total Votes 10,552

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Baltz is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Baltz raised a total of $47,510 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[6]

Scott Baltz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 61 Won $47,510
Grand Total Raised $47,510


Baltz won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Baltz raised a total of $47,510.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Baltz's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
Fulton County Democratic Cmte$2,000
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Exum, Marvin$1,000
Stephens Group$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$47,510
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Catlett (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 61
Succeeded by