Steve Magie

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Steve Magie
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 72
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
Campaign website
Stephen "Steve" Magie is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Magie's professional experience includes working as an ophthalmologist at Magie Mabrey Eye Clinic in Conway, Arkansas.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Legislative Joint Auditing
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs, Alternate


Campaign themes


Magie's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Grow jobs and strengthen Arkansas’s economy by investing in workforce education and cutting the sales tax on manufacturing. Renew the Quick Action Closing Fund to bring new employers to our state and help the ones currently here. "
  • Excerpt: "Keep health care costs low and protect a patient’s right to choose their own doctor. Use medical experience to serve as advocate in State Legislature for all patients. "
  • Excerpt: "Strengthen public schools by modernizing classrooms and encouraging innovative teaching methods. Protect funding for public schools and higher education. "
  • Excerpt: "Manage state government efficiently by balancing budgets and avoiding wasteful spending. "



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 Steve Magie was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Shannon L. Taylor was unopposed in the Republican primary. Magie defeated Taylor in the general election.[3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 72 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Magie Incumbent 56.4% 3,794
     Republican Shannon Taylor 43.6% 2,936
Total Votes 6,730


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Magie ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House, District 72. Magie ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Rocky Lawrence (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Magie 59.6% 5,185
     Republican Rocky Lawrence 40.4% 3,515
Total Votes 8,700


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Magie was defeated in the November 2 general election by David Meeks.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Magie is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Magie raised a total of $223,423 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[9]

Steve Magie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 72 Won $90,555
2010 Arkansas State House, District 46 Defeated $132,868
Grand Total Raised $223,423


Magie won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Magie raised a total of $90,555.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Magie's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Medical Society$4,000
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
Atiq, Omar$2,000
Knox, Robert$2,000
Smith, Melanie$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$90,555
Source:Follow the Money


Magie lost the election for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Magie raised a total of $132,868.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arkansas

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In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[10]

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.


Magie is married and has four children.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James McLean (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 72
Succeeded by