John Payton

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John Payton
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 64
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionAuto Dealer
Office website
Campaign website
John Payton is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Payton's professional experience includes owning Payton Dodge Chrysler Jeep & Ram.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Transportation
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs
Joint Energy, Alternate



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent John Payton is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]


Payton ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 64. Payton ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unchallenged in the general election November 6, 2012, as well.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Payton 60.7% 7,670
     Independent Dennis Knapp 39.3% 4,967
Total Votes 12,637

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Payton is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Payton raised a total of $22,038 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[6]

John Payton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 64 Won $22,038
Grand Total Raised $22,038


Payton won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Payton raised a total of $22,038.


Arkansas 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.[7] Payton received a score of 71% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 20th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Payton and his wife, Rhonda, have three children.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephanie Malone (R)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 64
Succeeded by