Cecile Bledsoe

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Cecile Bledsoe
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Arkansas State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
1999-2004
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia (1968)
Personal
BirthdayJune 26, 1944
ProfessionSurgical clinic manager
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Cecile Bledsoe (b. June 26, 1944) is a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 3. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Bledsoe served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2004.

Biography

Bledsoe earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia in 1968. Her professional experience includes working as a Surgical Clinic Vice President/Assistant Manager.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Joint Budget
Insurance and Commerce
Legislative Joint Auditing
Efficiency

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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 Cecile Bledsoe is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Bledsoe ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 3. Bledsoe ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bledsoe won election to the 8th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[5]

Bledsoe raised $40,020 for her campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bledsoe is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Bledsoe raised a total of $167,912 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 5, 2013.[7]

Cecile Bledsoe's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 3 Won $52,134
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $0
2008 Arkansas State Senate, District 8 Won $40,020
2002 Arkansas State House, District 95 Won $29,059
2000 Arkansas State House, District 3 Won $46,699
Grand Total Raised $167,912

2012

Bledsoe won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bledsoe raised a total of $52,134.

2008

Bledsoe won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Bledsoe raised a total of $40,020.

2002

Bledsoe won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Bledsoe raised a total of $29,059.

2000

Bledsoe won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Bledsoe raised a total of $46,699.

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.[8] Bledsoe received a score of 87% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 4th out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study. Bledsoe received a score of 76% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 3rd out of 35 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Bledsoe and her husband, James, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ruth Whitaker (R)
Arkansas State Senate District 3
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 8
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jake C. Files (R)