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Jimmy Jeffress

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Jimmy Jeffress
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Arkansas State Senate District 24
Former officeholder
In office
2001-January 10, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869 per year
Per diem$136 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 2002
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
1997-2000
Crossett City Council
1987-1993
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas, Monticello (1971)
Master'sUniversity of Louisiana, Monroe (1986)
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 19, 1947
Place of birthMonticello, Arkansas
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jimmy Jeffress (b. September 19, 1947) was a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 24 from 2001 to 2013.

Jeffress was a member of the Crossett City Council from 1987 to 1993. He served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1997 to 2000.

He earned his BME from the University of Arkansas, Monticello, in 1971. He went on to receive his MME from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, in 1986. Jeffress was a Justice of the Peace for Ashley County Quorum Court from 1995 to 1996. He also worked as a Teacher for Crossett Public Schools from 1971 to 1999.

Jeffress will be ineligible to run for re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012 due to term limits.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Claims

2009-2010

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

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jeffress won re-election to the 24th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[1]

Jeffress raised $52,825 for his campaign.[2]

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Jeffress raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.

2008

In 2008, Jeffress collected $52,825 in donations.[3]

His eight largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Stephens Group $3,000
Rural Arkansas Telecommunications $2,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association $2,000
Friedkin Business Services $2,000
South Arkansas Telephone Co. $2,000
Wal-Mart $2,000
Michael S. Morton $2,000
Philip Morris $2,000

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.[4] Jeffress received a score of 57% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 26th out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

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Personal

Jeffress and his wife, Candace, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 24
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Keith Ingram (D)