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Tracy Pennartz

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Tracy Pennartz
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 65
Former officeholder
In office
2007 - January 10, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas, 1973
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas, 1974
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1967-1970
Personal
ProfessionPresident, Pennartz and Associates
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Tracy Pennartz was a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 65th District from 2007 to 2013.

Pennartz is President of Pennartz and Associates. She has previously served as Associate Director of the Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center from 1975-2006, as an Adjunct Professor at Webster University, and as a journalist in the United States Navy.

Pennartz is involved with a number of organizations, including the America Reads Program, Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith Girls' Shelter, Fort Smith League of Women Voters, Fort Smith Literacy Council, Saint Boniface Catholic Church, Volunteer Connection, Incorporated, and Young Women's Christian Association of Fort Smith.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Special Language, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Human Services
  • Subcommittee on House Elections, Vice Chair

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Children and Youth
  • Subcommittee on Claims Review
  • Subcommittee on Human Services (Chair)

Issues

Pennartz's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1022 - "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE NURSING STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM AND TO PROMOTE TEACHING IN NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS."
  • HB 1367 - "TO IMPROVE DENTAL HEALTH AMONG PATIENTS AND TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES OF DENTAL HYGIENISTS IN FACILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION OR DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION."
  • HB 1375 - "TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF INMATES COMMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND TO ENSURE THAT ORDERS BY MEDICAL PROVIDERS FOR RESTRICTIONS ON WORK BY INMATES ARE FOLLOWED BY THE DEPARTMENT."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Pennartz ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 9. Pennartz ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Bruce Holland (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Holland Incumbent 56.2% 13,414
     Democratic Tracy Pennartz 43.8% 10,472
Total Votes 23,886

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pennartz won re-election to the 65th District seat in 2010. She faced no opposition.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pennartz won re-election to the 65th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[6]

Pennartz raised $58,004 for her campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

2010



2008

Below are Pennartz's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Medical Society $2,000
Jeff Angelovich $2,000
Matt Keil $2,000
Stephens Group $2,000
Arkansas Healthcare Assoc $2,000

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.[9] Pennartz received a score of 55% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 70th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 65
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Tommy Thompson (D)