Tim Summers

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Tim Summers
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 99
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionExecutive Director, Decision Point
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Campaign website
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Tim Summers is a former Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 99 from 2009 to 2013.

Biography

Summers' professional experience includes working as the Director of Decision Point and Finance Chair for the Bentonville City Council, and in the Benton County Quorum Court.

Summers was the President of the Bentonville-Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce of the Bentonville Kiwanis of the Farm Bureau and President of the Thomas Jefferson Parent-Teacher Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Children and Youth
  • Subcommittee on Special Language
  • Subcommittee on Early Childhood

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Summers served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Aging
  • Subcommittee on Early Childhood (Vice Chair)

Issues

Summers's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1379 - "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSURE OF ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS AND THE REGISTRATION OF CLINICAL ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELOR SUPERVISORS."
  • HB 1693 - "AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION."
  • HB 2270 - "AN ACT TO AMEND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT LAW."

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

Campaign themes

2012

Summers' campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "There is no greater issue than putting people back to work and growing our economy in Northwest Arkansas."
  • Pro-Life
Excerpt: "I believe that all life is precious and should be protected."
  • Pro 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "I support the right for individuals to keep and bear arms."
  • Conservative
Excerpt: "I have always put conservative values first whether on the Bentonville City Council, as Finance Chairman of the Benton County Quorom Court, or as your State Representative."

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Summers ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 1. Summers was defeated by Bart Hester in the May 22 Republican primary.[3][4][5]

Arkansas State Senate District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBart Hester 53.8% 4,506
Tim Summers 46.2% 3,869
Total Votes 8,375

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Summers won re-election to the 99th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Summers won election to the 99th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Summers raised $31,795 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

2010


Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tim Summers's campaign in 2010
Wal-Mart$4,000
Stephens Group$1,500
Nursing Home Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $17,298

2008

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

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Healthcare Assoc $2,000
Arkansas Realtors Assoc $2,000
Scot VanLaningham $2,000
Robert L Bogle $1,000
Lynne Walton $1,000

Scorecards

Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard

The Advance Arkansas Institute, an Arkansas-based nonprofit research and educational organization, released "Arkansas's Freedom Scorecard" in 2012 and 2013. The scorecard seeks to show how Arkansas legislators voted on the principles the Institute seeks to promote. It measures each state legislator in six categories, which include economic freedom, education reform, good government, personal liberty, small government and tax/budget policy. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute.[10] Summers received a score of 69% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 45th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Summers and his wife, Peggy, have one child and two grandchildren.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 99
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Kelley Linck (R)