Fonda Hawthorne

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Fonda Hawthorne
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 4
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionEconomic Development officer
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Fonda Hawthorne is a former Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 4 from 2013 to 2015.


Hawthorne attended Ouachita Baptist University and graudated from the US Institute of Organization Management and the Community Development Institute. Her professional experience includes serving as the Economic Development officer for the City of De Queen, Arkansas, and for Sevier County, Arkansas.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Transportation
City, County and Local Affairs
Legislative Joint Auditing
Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate
Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Fonda Hawthorne was unopposed in the Democratic primary. DeAnn Vaught was unopposed in the Republican primary. Vaught defeated Hawthorne in the general election.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeAnn Vaught 59.3% 4,319
     Democratic Fonda Hawthorne Incumbent 40.7% 2,962
Total Votes 7,281


Hawthorne ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 4. Hawthorne ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Daniel Linnett (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFonda Hawthorne 54.4% 4,870
     Republican Daniel A. Linnett 45.6% 4,087
Total Votes 8,957

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hawthorne is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hawthorne raised a total of $32,151 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[7]

Fonda Hawthorne's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 4 Won $32,151
Grand Total Raised $32,151


Hawthorne won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hawthorne raised a total of $32,151.


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In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[8]

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Hawthorne and her husband, Steve, have two children.[9] She served as president of DeQueen Lions Club and the Ashdown Rotary Club and is also a member of the Ashgrove Citizens Committee, Arkansas State Chamber and the First Class Leadership Arkansas.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lane Jean (R)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 4
Succeeded by
DeAnn Vaught (R)