|Arkansas House of Representatives District 73|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Bentley earned her BS in Nursing from Harding University. She then worked for ten years for Arkansas Children's Hospital as a registered nurse in the Cardiovascular Intesive Care Unit. Benley is currently the owner of Bentley Plastics.
Bentley's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Mary is a born again Christian who believes in the sanctity of human life just as the majority of Arkansans do."
- Pro-2nd Amendment
- Excerpt: "Mary is a defender of the 2nd amendment and every American’s right to bear arms."
- Jobs and Taxes
- Excerpt: "Mary knows that Arkansas has the 6th highest income tax in the nation along with nearly stagnant job growth since 2004. She believes that if Arkansas wants to attract jobs, then it must have a business friendly environment. This is why it is imperative to reform Arkansas tax code."
Bentley ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73. Bentley ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and was defeated by John Catlett (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Wayne Catlett Incumbent||52.2%||4,088|
Bentley and her husband, Ted, live in Williams Junction and have three grown children.
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