Jane English

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Jane English
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Arkansas State Senate District 34
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
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 42
2009-2013
Education
Bachelor'sArkansas Technical University (1981)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 9, 1940
Place of birthLincoln, Nebraska
ReligionProtestant
CandidateVerification
Elizabeth Jane English is a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 34. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

English served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the District 42 from 2009 to 2013.

Biography

English's professional experience includes working as an employer/volunteer outreach coordinator, Support of the Guard and Reserve, Department of Defense, State Committee for Employer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Performance Review, Chair
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
Judiciary
Children and Youth
Legislative Joint Auditing

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

English's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1245 - "AN ACT TO EXEMPT MILITARY RETIRED PAY FROM INCOME TAX."
  • HB 1890 - "CONCERNING THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON TO BE KNOWN AS THE CASTLE DOCTRINE."
  • HB 1982 - "TO PROMOTE AND ENFORCE EFFICIENCY IN STATE GOVERNMENT."

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

Political courage test

English's answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are provided. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities she replied:

"Economic development and good jobs, a rise in the income level, fewer folks on Medicaid, fewer high school drop outs, and lower prison population require an integrated education and workforce training system that meets the skill needs of business and industry. I will propose legislation to identify all education/workforce training dollars, federal and state, and the positive or negative results of every program. I will also propose legislation to establish a commission made up of members of business and industry that will work to identify the skill gaps and recommend system instructional programs."[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

English ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 34. English ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Barry Hyde (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJane English 50.4% 18,220
     Democratic Barry Hyde 49.6% 17,932
Total Votes 36,152

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

English won re-election to the 42nd District seat in 2010. She faced no opposition.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, English won election to the 42nd District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponents Val Yagos (D) and Gene Mason (Green).[6]

English raised $57,966 for her campaign, while Yagos raised $67,081 and Mason raised $679.[7]

Arkansas State House, District 42 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth English (R) 6,131
Val Yagos (D) 4,800
Gene Mason (Green) 472

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for English is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, English raised a total of $192,529 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[8]

Jane English's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 34 Won $119,267
2010 Arkansas State House, District 42 Won $15,296
2008 Arkansas State House, District 42 Won $57,966
Grand Total Raised $192,529

2012

English won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $119,267.
Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jane English's campaign in 2012
Stephens Group$5,327
Arkansas Healthcare Association$3,000
Williams, Eddie Joe$3,000
Mountaire Corp$3,000
Durham, Jim$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$119,267
Source:Follow the Money

2010

English won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $15,296.

2008

English won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $57,966.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.
Legislators are scored on the bills specifically supported by Arkansas Learns.

Personal

English is involved with a number of organizations, including Arkansas Veterans Coalition, Camp Robinson/Camp Pike Community Council, Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council, North Pulaski Republican Women, and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.[10]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Linda Pondexter Chesterfield (D)
Arkansas House District 34
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 42
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Mark Perry (D)