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Missy Irvin

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Missy Thomas Irvin
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Arkansas State Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas State Senate District 10
2011-2013
Education
High schoolMount Saint Mary Academy (1989)
Bachelor'sRandolph-Macon Woman's College (1993)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 12, 1971
ProfessionMarketing
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Missy Thomas Irvin (b. February 12, 1971) is a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 18. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Irvin earned her High School Diploma from Mount Saint Mary Academy in 1989 and her B.A. in Dance, Political Science, and Communications from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1993. Her professional experience includes working in Advertising and Marketing for Tipton and Hurst, Inc., as Marketing Director for Stone County Ironworks, in Sales and Marketing for Calico Rock Ironworks, as Director of Dance/Adjunct Professor of Dance at Hendrix College of Conway, Arkansas, and as Director of Marketing for Irvin-Dibrell Clinic from 2003 to 2010.

Irvin was a volunteer for Ronald Reagan for President in 1980. She also volunteered for Sheffield Nelson for Governor in 1989. In 1994, she was Special Events Director/Assistance Finance Director for Sheffield Nelson for Governor. She then served as Primary Campaign Manager for Bob Thomas for Congress in 2000.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
City, County and Local Affairs, Chair
Joint Energy, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
Joint Budget
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Efficiency

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Irvin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Rural Healthcare
Excerpt: "Preserving and strengthening the 10th District’s health care system is one of my top three priorities. Our hospitals, clinics, doctors, and nurse practitioners struggle to provide good health care under diminishing reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Rural school districts have many challenges they face, which are very different from urban and suburban areas of our state. One size does not fit all."
  • Pro Life
Excerpt: ."..I will not waiver on the sanctity of life. I am pro-life."
  • Pro Family
Excerpt: "I believe the family is the basis of society. When it is broken, then society is broken. Today, the family has deteriorated into a splintered, fractioned entity that results in hurt, pain and a hazardous life for all involved. "
  • Tax Reform and Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "I believe that the people of Arkansas deserve to have their tax dollars managed by trustworthy, capable and fiscally responsible elected officials."
  • Economic and Industrial Development
Excerpt: "I support privatization of government services provided control of the activity rests with the government agency, and government agencies are free to bid."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Americans are all immigrants in any given family history. But the law is the law, and we should uphold it. I believe that, as a nation of laws, the integrity of our immigration system is undermined by the flagrant disregard of our laws by those who illegally enter our country."[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Missy Irvin will face Phil Grace in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Irvin ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 18. Irvin ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated William White (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMissy Thomas Irvin Incumbent 65.1% 22,290
     Democratic William "Zac" White 24.6% 8,412
     Independent Paul White 10.3% 3,540
Total Votes 34,242

2010

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

Irvin defeated Paul White in the May 18 primary. She then defeated Curren Everett in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Arkansas State Senate, District 10 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Missy Thomas Irvin (R) 14,865
Curren Everett (D) 10,204
Arkansas State Senate, District 10 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Missy Thomas Irvin (R) 1,381
Paul White (R) 1,290

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Irvin is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Irvin raised a total of $241,603 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[8]

Missy Irvin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 18 Won $173,682
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 10 Won $67,921
Grand Total Raised $241,603

2012

Irvin won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Irvin raised a total of $173,682.

2010

Irvin won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Irvin raised a total of $67,921.

Scorecards

Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard

The Advance Arkansas Institute, an Arkansas-based nonprofit research and educational organization, released "Arkansas's Freedom Scorecard" in 2012 and 2013. The scorecard seeks to show how Arkansas legislators voted on the principles the Institute seeks to promote. It measures each state legislator in six categories, which include economic freedom, education reform, good government, personal liberty, small government and tax/budget policy. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute.[9] Irvin received a score of 81% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 13th out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study. Irvin received a score of 73% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 6th out of 35 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Irvin and her husband, John Dawson Irvin, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jason Rapert (R)
Arkansas State Senate District 18
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Paul Miller
Arkansas State Senate District 10
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Larry Teague (D)