Bill Pritchard (Arkansas)

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Bill Pritchard
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Arkansas State Senate District 35
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of serviceDate not available
ProfessionBusiness Owner
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Bill Pritchard is a former Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 35 from 2007 to 2013. He served as Minority Whip.

Pritchard served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006.


Pritchard's professional experience includes working as a rancher and owning Razorback Rentals. He served in the United States Navy in Vietnam.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Special Language


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



See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Pritchard was defeated in his re-election bid in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 7. Pritchard lost to Jon Woods in the May 22 Democratic primary.[1][2][3]

Arkansas State Senate District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Woods 51.6% 2,784
Bill Pritchard Incumbent 48.4% 2,613
Total Votes 5,397


See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

Pritchard won re-election to the 35th District seat in 2010. He ran uncontested.[4]


On November 7, 2006, Pritchard won election to the 35th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, defeating opponent Lynn Carver (D).[5]

Pritchard raised $120,162 for his campaign, while Carver raised $102,853.[6]

Arkansas State Senate, District 35 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Pritchard (R) 11,544
Lynn Carver (D) 9,646

Campaign donors


In 2010, Pritchard raised $35,466 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Arkansas Healthcare Association $4,000
Philip Morris $2,000
Arkansas Realtors Association $2,000
Stephens Group $2,000


In 2006, Pritchard collected $120,162 in donations.[8]

His six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Arkansas Healthcare Association $6,250
Wal-Mart $4,000
Arkansas Realtors Association $4,000
Pace $3,250
Michael S. Morton $3,000
Southwestern Energy Co. $2,750


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] Pritchard received a score of 84% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 7th out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Pritchard and his wife, Karen, have one child.

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Preceded by
Arkansas State Senate District 35
Succeeded by
Jason Rapert (R)