Micah Neal

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Micah Neal
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 89
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
Prior offices
Justice of the Peace
ProfessionSmall business owner
Office website
Campaign website
Micah S. Neal is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 89. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Neal's professional experience includes working as the owner of Neal's Cafe and serving as a Justice of the Peace.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Insurance and Commerce
Revenue and Taxation
Joint Budget


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


Campaign themes


Neal's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "I will work to facilitate a business climate not only in Springdale but in Arkansas to make our region and state more attractive to employers."

Protect the Rights of the Unborn

  • Excerpt: "I am Pro-Life and will stand in the gap to ensure current rights of the unborn remain protected and will support legislation that protects or enhances the protection of our future citizens."

2nd Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "I will fight any encroachment of 2nd Amendment rights at the state level."

Small Business

  • Excerpt: "Many say that small businesses are the backbone of our economy and I agree. As a small business owner I understand the expenses and regulations that the government places on small business owners."

Note: Neal's campaign themes did not change from 2012.



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 Micah Neal was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


Neal ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 89. Neal ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Yessie Hernandez (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 89, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMicah S. Neal 63.5% 2,704
     Democratic Yessie Hernandez 36.5% 1,551
Total Votes 4,255

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Neal is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Neal raised a total of $32,642 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[7]

Micah Neal's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 89 Won $32,642
Grand Total Raised $32,642


Neal won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Neal raised a total of $32,642.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Micah Neal's campaign in 2012
Lindsey, Jim$2,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association$1,250
Arkansas Realtors Association$1,000
Walton, Jim$1,000
Stephens Group$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$32,642
Source: Follow the Money


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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.


Neal has two sons.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charlie Collins (R)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 89
Succeeded by