Joe Farrer

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Joe Farrer
Joe Farrer.jpg
Arkansas House of Representatives District 44
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Justice of the Peace, Lonoke County
Bachelor'sUniversity of Central Arkansas
Office website
Joe Farrer is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Farrer served as Justice of the Peace in Lonoke County.[1]


Farmer earned his B.S. from the University of Central Arkansas. His professional experience includes working as the Director of Therapy Services for North Metro Medical Center.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Farrer served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Insurance and Commerce
Legislative Council


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



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 Joe Farrer was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


Farrer ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 44. Farrer ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Judy Riley (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Farrer 64.4% 6,397
     Democratic Judy Riley 35.6% 3,539
Total Votes 9,936

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Farrer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Farrer raised a total of $43,321 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[7]

Joe Farrer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 44 Won $43,321
Grand Total Raised $43,321


Farrer won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Farrer raised a total of $43,321.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Farrer's campaign in 2012
Farrer, Joe$17,913
Arkansas Healthcare Association$3,000
Lonoke County Republican Cmte$2,300
White County Republican Cmte$2,000
Shurley, Billy Ray$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$43,321
Source: Follow the Money


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

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.


Farrer has three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Perry (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 44
Succeeded by