Karen Hopper

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Karen Hopper
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 100
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Bachelor'sMurray State University
Personal
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Karen S. Hopper is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 100. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Hopper's professional experience includes serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Special Projects, and Distance Learning at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home, and working as a news reporter.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Council
Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Education
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Hopper's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1872 - "TO AUTHORIZE ACCEPTANCE OF PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD FOR FINES, RESTITUTION, AND COSTS FOR CRIMINAL OFFENSES, TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR COUNTY JAILS, AND TO AUTHORIZE A LEVY TO DEFRAY THE COSTS."
  • HB 1873 - "THE ARKANSAS APIARY ACT OF 2009."
  • HB 2004 - "TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OR RESERVE WHO ARE TEACHERS OR ADMINISTRATORS PAY FOR THE COST OF A SUBSTITUTE EMPLOYEE WHEN THE MEMBER IS ON MILITARY LEAVE."

For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hopper ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 100. Hopper ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[1][2][3]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hopper won re-election to the 81st District seat in 2010. She faced no opposition.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hopper won election to the 81st District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponents Danny K. Rowe (D) and Bonnie B. Brown (Ind).[5]

Hopper raised $38,603 for her campaign, while Rowe raised $18,100 and Brown raised $11,979.[6]

Arkansas State House, District 81 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Hopper (R) 8,596
Danny K. Rowe (D) 3,032
Bonnie B. Brown (Ind) 2,402

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hopper is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hopper raised a total of $69,350 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[7]

Karen Hopper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 100 Won $16,890
2010 Arkansas State House, District 81 Won $13,857
2008 Arkansas State House, District 81 Won $38,603
Grand Total Raised $69,350

2012

Hopper won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hopper raised a total of $16,890.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen Hopper's campaign in 2012
Northern Arkansas Telephone$1,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$1,000
Stephens Group$1,000
Wal-Mart$750
Dbh Management Consultants$700
Total Raised in 2012$16,890
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hopper won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hopper raised a total of $13,857.

2008

Hopper won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hopper raised a total of $38,603.

Scorecards

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2013

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.

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

Hopper sits on the Board of Directors of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the National Rifle Association.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Slinkard (R)
Arkansas House District 100
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 81
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Justin T. Harris (R)