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U.S. Senate delegation from Arkansas

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Arkansas.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Arkansas are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
John Boozman
John Boozman.jpg
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Arkansas 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tom Cotton
Tom Cotton.jpg
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Arkansas 2015January 3, 2021November 3, 2020Link

Election history

For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2014 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class II terms run from the beginning of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2015, to the end of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2021.[1]

2014
In 2014, Tom Cotton won election to the United States Senate. He defeated incumbent Mark Pryor (D), Nathan LaFrance (L) and Mark Swaney (G) in the general election.

U.S. Senate, Arkansas General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cotton 56.5% 478,819
     Democratic Mark Pryor Incumbent 39.5% 334,174
     Libertarian Nathan LaFrance 2% 17,210
     Green Mark Swaney 2% 16,797
Total Votes 847,000
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State

2008
On November 4, 2008, Mark Pryor won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Rebekah Kennedy (G) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Arkansas General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Pryor incumbent 79.5% 804,678
     Green Rebekah Kennedy 20.5% 207,076
Total Votes 1,011,754

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mark Pryor won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Tim Hutchinson (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Arkansas General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Pryor 53.9% 433,386
     Republican Tim Hutchinson incumbent 46.1% 370,735
Total Votes 804,121

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[4] Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.[4]

2010
On November 2, 2010, John Boozman won election to the United States Senate. He defeated incumbent Blanche L. Lincoln (D), Trevor Drown (I) and John Laney Gray, III (G) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Arkansas General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Boozman 57.9% 451,618
     Democratic Blanche L. Lincoln incumbent 37% 288,156
     Independent Trevor Drown 3.2% 25,234
     Green John Laney Gray, III 1.9% 14,430
Total Votes 779,438

2004
On November 2, 2004, Blanche Lincoln won election to the United States Senate. She defeated Jim Holt (R), Glen Schwarz (Write-in) and Gene Mason (Write-in) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Arkansas General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBlanche Lincoln incumbent 55.9% 580,973
     Republican Jim Holt 44.1% 458,036
     Write-in Glen Schwarz 0% 212
     Write-in Gene Mason 0% 128
Total Votes 1,039,349

Historical members

Historical Representation to the U.S. Senate by Party from Arkansas
Party Total
     Democratic 28
     Republican 7
Total Senators 35
Class 2 Senators from Arkansas
Senator Years Served Party
William S. Fulton 1836-1844 Democratic
Chester Ashley 1844-1848 Democratic
William K. Sebastian 1848-1861 Democratic
Alexander McDonald 1868-1871 Republican
Powell Clayton 1871-1877 Republican
Augustus H. Garland 1877-1885 Democratic
James H. Berry 1885-1907 Democratic
Jeff Davis 1907-1913 Democratic
John N. Heiskell 1913-1913 Democratic
William M. Kavanaugh 1913-1913 Democratic
Joseph T. Robinson 1913-1937 Democratic
John E. Miller 1937-1941 Democratic
G. Lloyd Spencer 1941-1943 Democratic
John L. McClellan 1943-1977 Democratic
Kaneaster Hodges, Jr. 1977-1979 Democratic
David H. Pryor 1979-1997 Democratic
Timothy Hutchinson 1997-2003 Republican
Mark Pryor 2003-2015 Democratic
Tom Cotton 2015-present Republican
Class 3 Senators from Arkansas
Senator Years Served Party
Ambrose H. Sevier 1836-1848 Democratic
Solon Borland 1848-1853 Democratic
Robert W. Johnson 1853-1861 Democratic
Charles B. Mitchel 1861-1861 Democratic
Benjamin F. Rice 1868-1873 Republican
Stephen W. Dorsey 1873-1879 Republican
James D. Walker 1879-1885 Democratic
James K. Jones 1885-1903 Democratic
James P. Clarke 1903-1916 Democratic
William F. Kirby 1916-1921 Democratic
Thaddeus H. Caraway 1921-1931 Democratic
Hattie W. Caraway 1931-1945 Democratic
J. William Fulbright 1945-1974 Democratic
Dale Bumpers 1975-1999 Democratic
Blanche L. Lincoln 1999-2011 Democratic
John Boozman 2011-Present Republican

See also

References