Duane Neal

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Duane Neal
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Candidate for
Arkansas House of Representatives District 93
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas
Military service
Service/branchAir Force Reserve
Personal
ProfessionRetired engineer
Websites
Campaign website
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Duane Neal was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 93.

Neal earned his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas. He then worked as president and COO of Emerson Electric Co. and FM Corp. for 41 years. Neal also served eight years in the Air Force Reserve and four terms on the Benton County Quorum Court.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Neal's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Our state government doesn't need a blank check; it needs to control spending. You work hard for your money."
  • Support for Local Businesses
Excerpt: "I will work to reduce government regulations at the state level to encourage local businesses and industry to make job-creating investments."
  • Infrastructure
Excerpt: "I believe funds for highway construction and maintenance should follow the traffic."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Northwest Arkansas Community College has become a major driver in preparing our citizens for the jobs of the future. But despite its unparalleled growth, the college gets less state funding than other community colleges in Arkansas."
  • Pro-life
Excerpt: "I will support legislation to assure the rights of the unborn are protected and will support legislation to strengthen those rights."
  • Second Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of the individual right to keep and bear arms."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Arkansas should welcome legal immigrants and honor their demonstrated respect for law. We should discourage illegal immigration legislatively, as have other states."

Elections

2012

Neal ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 93. Neal was defeated by Jim Dotson in the May 22 Republican primary.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives District 93 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Dotson 54.5% 1,625
Duane Neal 45.5% 1,354
Total Votes 2,979

Personal

Neal and his wife, Mary, have been married for over 51 years.

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