John Catlett

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John Catlett
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 73
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
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)
Education
Bachelor'sArkansas Tech University
Military service
Service/branchArkansas Air National Guard
Service branchUnited States Air Force
Personal
ProfessionSelf Employed
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Catlett is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 73. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Catlett earned his bachelor's degree in History/Political Science from Arkansas Tech University. His professional experience includes working as a city marshal for the City of Ola, an Arkansas State Trooper, and as a wildlife officer for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Catlett served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force and served in the Arkansas Air National Guard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Budget
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Education
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent John Catlett was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mary Bentley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Catlett will face Bentley in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Catlett ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73. Catlett ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Mary Bentley (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wayne Catlett Incumbent 52.2% 4,088
     Republican Mary Bentley 47.8% 3,750
Total Votes 7,838

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Catlett defeated Mike Merritt in the May 18 primary. He then defeated Kelly Boyd in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 61 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Catlett (D) 3,278
Kelly Boyd (R) 3,254
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 61 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Catlett (D) 2,118
Mike Merritt (D) 1,598

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Catlett is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Catlett raised a total of $92,340 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[8]

John Catlett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 73 Won $57,451
2010 Arkansas State House, District 61 Won $34,889
Grand Total Raised $92,340

2012

Catlett won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Catlett raised a total of $57,451.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Catlett's campaign in 2012
Catlett, John W$5,696
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
Western Pilot Service$2,000
Entergy$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$57,451
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Catlett won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Catlett raised a total of $34,889.

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.

2011

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.

Personal

Catlett and his wife, Cheri, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Ratliff (D)
Arkansas House District 73
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Nathan George
Arkansas House District 61
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Scott Baltz (D)