Stephanie Flowers

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Stephanie Flowers
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Arkansas State Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2012
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
2005-2011
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Stephanie Flowers is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 25. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Flowers served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the District 17 from 2005 to 2011.

Biography

Flowers' professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Youth, Chair
Legislative Council
Joint Budget
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
City, County and Local Affairs
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials
Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight

2011-2012

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

Issues

Flowers's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1342 - "TO STRENGTHEN THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN BY ENSURING SCHOOL FACILITY INSPECTIONS ARE LAWFULLY CONDUCTED AND COMPLIED WITH."
  • HB 1900 - "TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO SERVE AS MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION."
  • HB 2000 - "TO ENSURE THAT USED MOTOR VEHICLES SOLD IN THE STATE MEET THE MINIMUM SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT STANDARDS REQUIRED BY LAW AND TO CREATE THE AUTISM SUPPORT FUND."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Flowers ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 25. Flowers defeated Efrem Elliott in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated David Dinwiddie (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Flowers Incumbent 82.8% 19,955
     Libertarian David E. Dinwiddie 17.2% 4,138
Total Votes 24,093
Arkansas State Senate District 25 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Flowers 58.5% 4,718
Efrem Elliott 41.5% 3,345
Total Votes 8,063

2010

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

Flowers was ineligible to run for re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arkansas House of Representatives. She instead won election to the District 5 seat in the Arkansas State Senate. She defeated David Rainey in the May 18 primary, receiving 4,798 votes to Rainey's 3,746. She then ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Arkansas State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephanie Flowers (D) 4,798
David Rainey (D) 3,746

2008

On November 4, 2008, Flowers won re-election to the 17th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Flowers raised $15,265 for her campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Flowers is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Flowers raised a total of $179,684 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[9]

Stephanie Flowers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 25 Won $56,654
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 5 Won $50,040
2008 Arkansas State House, District 17 Won $15,265
2006 Arkansas State House, District 17 Won $19,023
2004 Arkansas State House, District 17 Won $38,702
Grand Total Raised $179,684

2012

Flowers won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Flowers raised a total of $56,654.
Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephanie Flowers's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Healthcare Association$6,000
Stephens Group$4,000
Wal-Mart$3,000
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Arkansas Medical Society$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$56,654
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Flowers won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Flowers raised a total of $50,040.

2008

Flowers won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Flowers raised a total of $15,265.

2006

Flowers won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Flowers raised a total of $19,023.

2004

Flowers won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Flowers raised a total of $38,702.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[10]

2011

In 2011, the 88th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 10 to April 27.[11]

Personal

Flowers has a child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gene Jeffress (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 25
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Hank Wilkins
Arkansas State Senate District 5
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Bryan King (R)
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 17
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Henry Wilkins, IV