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J.R. Rogers

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J.R. Rogers
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 73
Former member
Term in office began
2005
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Business owner
J.R. Rogers is a former Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 73rd District from 2005 to 2011. His term expired in 2010, and he ran for a judicial seat on the Lawrence County Court but lost to Dale Freeman in the November 3rd General Election.[1][2] He served as Mayor of Walnut Ridge and was also a member of the Walnut Ridge City Council.

Biography

Rogers' professional experience includes owning All Star Music.[3]

Committee assignments

Issues

Issue positions

Rogers did not provide answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[4]

Rogers's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1837 - "TO DESIGNATE A PORTION OF HIGHWAY 67 AS ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGHWAY 67."
  • HB 1976 - "TO PROHIBIT THE BUSSING OF STUDENTS ACROSS SCHOOL DISTRICT LINES EXCEPT IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES."
  • HB 1977 - "TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS."

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

Elections

2010

Rogers was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rogers won re-election to the 73rd District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponent Chad Moseley (R).[5]

Rogers raised $38,192 for his campaign, while Moseley raised $9,424.[6]

Arkansas State House, District 73 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J.R. Rogers (D) 5,265
Chad Moseley (R) 3,263

Campaign donors

2008

Below are Rogers's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Assoc $3,000
Arkansas Healthcare Assoc $3,000
McDaniel Leadership PAC $2,000
Stephens Group $2,000
Lawrence County Democratic Party $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 73
2005-2011
Succeeded by
James Ratliff