Marshall Wright

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Marshall Wright
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 49
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'sUniversity of Arkansas
J.D.University of Arkansas School of Law
Personal
Place of birthLos Angeles, CA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Marshall Wright is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Wright earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a teacher of Legal Environment of Business at East Arkansas Community College, as a pro bono attorney/public defender for the First Judicial District of Arkansas, and a partner of Sharpe Beavers Cline and Wright.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Joint Budget
Insurance and Commerce
Joint Energy, Alternate
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs, Alternate

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Marshall Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wright ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 49. Wright ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran unchallenged in the general election November 6, 2012, as well.[3][4][5]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wright defeated Normal Gilchrest in the May 18 primary. He then defeated Anna Grizzle in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 51 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marshall Wright (D) 4,224
Anna Grizzle (R) 2,877
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 51 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marshall Wright (D) 2,894
Normal Gilchrest (D) 2,513

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wright is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Wright raised a total of $112,394 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[8]

Marshall Wright's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 49 Won $18,900
2010 Arkansas State House, District 51 Won $93,494
Grand Total Raised $112,394

2012

Wright won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wright raised a total of $18,900.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marshall Wright's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$2,000
Stephens Group$1,500
Wal-Mart$1,000
Entergy$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$18,900
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wright won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wright raised a total of $93,494.

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[9]

2011

In 2011, the 88th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 10 to April 27.[10]

Personal

Wright and his wife, Kristen, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeremy Gillam (R)
Arkansas House District 49
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
David Dunn
Arkansas House District 51
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Deborah Ferguson (D)