Bryan King

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Bryan King
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Arkansas State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Leader, Arkansas State House of Representatives
2008-2013
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives District 91
2007-2013
Personal
ProfessionPoultry/Cattle Farmer
ReligionAssemblies of God
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bryan B. King is a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

King was a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 91st District from 2007 to 2013. He served as the Minority Leader.

Biography

King's professional experience includes working as a poultry and cattle farmer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Joint Auditing, Chair
Legislative Council
Joint Budget
Judiciary
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs
Joint Performance Review
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Private option

On May 6, 2014, King published an op-ed in the Deseret News, a Utah-based newspaper, opposing Arkansas's private option health insurance program and calling it "an unmitigated disaster." The "private option" is the state of Arkansas's alternative to the expansion of Medicaid, the health program that insures those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. King wrote, "I urge my legislative colleagues in Utah to avoid repeating Arkansas’ mistakes." King also emphasized the high costs associated with the private option plan.[2]

King's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1047 - "An Act To Require Election Commissioners To File A Statement Of Financial Interest."
  • HB 1588 - "An Act To Prohibit A County Election Commissioner From Having Business Dealings Or Entering Contracts With The Board On Which He Or She Serves."
  • HB 1855 - "An Act To Require That A Voter Provide Proof Of Identity When Voting And To Eliminate The Fee For An Arkansas Identification Card."

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

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Bryan King was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

King was termed out of office in 2012 and ineligible to seek re-election to the state house. Instead, he ran for District 5 of the Arkansas State Senate. He defeated Bill Coleman in the May 22 Republican primary election and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

King won re-election to the 91st District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[9]

2008

On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the 91st District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponent David A. Stoppel (D).[10]

King raised $46,398 for his campaign, while Stoppel raised $16,697.[11]

Arkansas State House, District 91 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bryan King (R) 6,627
David A. Stoppel (D) 4,747

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $188,625 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 5, 2013.[12]

Bryan King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 5 Won $89,092
2010 Arkansas State House, District 91 Won $20,625
2008 Arkansas State House, District 91 Won $46,398
2006 Arkansas State House, District 91 Won $32,510
Grand Total Raised $188,625

2012

King won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $89,092.
Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bryan King's campaign in 2012
King, Bryan & Lydia$20,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$6,000
Med Co Holdings$2,000
Kirs, Gerald$2,000
Morton, Michael$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$89,092
Source:Follow the Money

2010

King won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $20,625.

2008

King won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $46,398.

2006

King won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $32,510.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[13]

Personal

King and his wife, Lydia, have one child.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephanie Flowers (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 5
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 91
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Dan Douglas (R)