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Nate Bell
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 20
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
BirthdayJuly 17, 1969
Place of birthMena, Arkansas
Office website
Personal website
Nate Bell (b. July 17, 1969) is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

In 2004, he served as constable for the Potter Township. He is also the former vice chair of the Polk County Republican Party.


Bell's professional experience includes working as the founder/managing partner/operator of Quad B Specialties, Limited Liability Company and as a farmer/small business owner.

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Energy
Revenue and Taxation
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs
Legislative Joint Auditing


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


Campaign themes


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

  • "The need for good paying jobs is the most important issue facing our communities. I have two daughters who I hope can someday raise my grandchildren in this area. Without major changes in current tax policies and regulations it will continue to be difficult to attract new businesses or for our existing businesses to add new jobs."
  • "Government spending is continuing to spiral out of control."
  • "Delivery of equitable and adequate education to rural areas without more forced consolidations."



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives 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. Chase Busch is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Nate Bell is unopposed in the Republican primary. Marc Rosson is running as a Libertarian.[2]


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bell ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 20. Bell ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Lewis Diggs (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNate Bell Incumbent 65.1% 6,696
     Democratic Lewis Diggs 34.9% 3,592
Total Votes 10,288


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bell defeated Orvin Foster in the November 2 general election.[6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 22 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Nate Bell (R) 5,022
Orvin Foster (D) 3,355

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bell raised a total of $65,887 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[7]

Nate Bell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 20 Won $36,977
2010 Arkansas State House, District 22 Won $28,910
Grand Total Raised $65,887


Bell won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $36,977.


Bell won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $28,910.


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.[8] Bell received a score of 91% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 9th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Bell received a score of 80% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 2nd out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Bell and his wife, Phyllis, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Johnnie Roebuck (D)
Arkansas House District 20
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bill Abernathy
Arkansas House District 22
Succeeded by
Bruce Westerman (R)