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Randy Stewart, Arkansas Representative

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Randy Stewart
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 23
Former officeholder
In office
2007 - January 10, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2007
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Bachelor'sHenderson State University (1973)
Master'sHenderson State University (2002)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 28, 1951
Place of birthNashville, Arkansas
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionChurch of Christ
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Randy Stewart was a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 23rd District from 2007 to 2013.

Stewart currently works as a high school teacher in the Kirby School District. Previously he has served as Administrator, Federal Technician in the Arkansas National Guard, and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army/United States Army Reserve/Army National Guard, 1974-2002.

Stewart is a member of the Henderson State University Alumni Board, President of the Kirby Education Association, and member of the Pike County Farm Bureau Board.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Claims Review, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Higher Education, Vice Chair

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stewart served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Planning
  • Subcommittee on Public Transportation and Rail (Chair)

Issues

Stewart's answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available, and when asked his legislative priorities in that test he responded:

  • 1. Adequate education funding for rural schools and opposition to rural school consolidation solely based on numbers.
  • 2. Development of alternative fuels from agriculture and forestry by-products and the jobs that will come with this new energy source.
  • 3. Improvement of state employee/teacher retirement and insurance programs.[2]

Stewart's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1097 - "AN ACT CONCERNING PLACES WHERE A PERSON IS PROHIBITED FROM CARRYING A CONCEALED HANDGUN."
  • HB 1205 - "TO ENHANCE BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES, ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD, AND ARMED FORCES RESERVE AND TO PROVIDE CONSISTENCY WITH FEDERAL LAW."
  • HB 1623 - "PROHIBITING THE RELEASE OF THE IDENTITIES OR OTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEES."

For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stewart won re-election to the 23rd District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Stewart won re-election to the 23rd District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

Stewart raised $19,650 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

2010


Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randy Stewart, Arkansas Representative's campaign in 2010
Stephens Group$1,500
Arkansas Healthcare Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $10,950

2008

Below are Stewart's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Stephens Group $2,000
Arkansas Healthcare Assoc $2,000
Clark Co Democratic Cmte $1,000
Arkansas Education Assoc $1,000
Southwestern Energy Co $750

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.[7] Stewart received a score of 49% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 86th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 23
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Ann Clemmer (R)