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 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
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

2015 legislative session

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Joint Budget


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Payton 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 John Payton was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


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.[4][5][6]

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.[7]

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.


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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.


Payton and his wife, Rhonda, have three children.[9]

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