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Mary Broadaway

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Mary Broadaway
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 57
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 limits3 terms (6 years)
Office website
Campaign website
Mary Broadaway is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 57. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Broadaway earned her J.D. in 1989. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney for the Child Support Enforcement Unit and Human Resource Officer/In-House Counsel for Frolic Footwear.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs
Legislative Joint Auditing, Chair


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


Campaign themes


Broadaway's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Though Greene County is fortunate to have excellent schools, we must find ways to keep our students from dropping out."


  • Excerpt: "Crime is one of the major factors causing the breakdown of our traditional family. The manufacture and distribution of crystal methamphetamine is the primary culprit."


  • Excerpt: "Job creation and a sound economy are one of the most important concerns of all citizens."

Balanced Budget

  • Excerpt: "I'm ready to make the tough choices to ensure we continue living within our means."



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 Mary Broadaway was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ronnie Spence was unopposed in the Republican primary. Broadway defeated Spence in the general election.[3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 57 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Broadway Incumbent 56.2% 4,181
     Republican Ronnie Spence 43.8% 3,258
Total Votes 7,439


Broadaway ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 57. Broadaway defeated Matt Buchman in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Wes Eddington (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Broadaway 54.5% 4,920
     Republican Wes Eddington 40.3% 3,640
     Independent Ronnie C. Spence 5.2% 470
Total Votes 9,030
Arkansas House of Representatives District 57 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Broadaway 68.5% 2,051
Matt Buchman 31.5% 942
Total Votes 2,993

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Broadaway is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Broadaway raised a total of $115,917 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[8]

Mary Broadaway's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 57 Won $115,917
Grand Total Raised $115,917


Broadaway won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Broadaway raised a total of $115,917.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Broadaway's campaign in 2012
Bulkley, William J$3,000
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
Flower Shop Network$2,350
Guinn, Frank$2,250
Total Raised in 2012$115,917
Source: Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arkansas

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

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.


Broadaway and her husband, Brad, have three children.[1]

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Preceded by
Jerry Brown (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 57
Succeeded by