Steve Magie

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Steve Magie
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 72
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Stephen "Steve" Magie is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Magie's professional experience includes working as an ophthalmologist at Magie Mabrey Eye Clinic in Conway, Arkansas.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Legislative Joint Auditing
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs, Alternate


Campaign themes


Magie's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Grow jobs and strengthen Arkansas’s economy by investing in workforce education and cutting the sales tax on manufacturing. Renew the Quick Action Closing Fund to bring new employers to our state and help the ones currently here. "
  • Excerpt: "Keep health care costs low and protect a patient’s right to choose their own doctor. Use medical experience to serve as advocate in State Legislature for all patients. "
  • Excerpt: "Strengthen public schools by modernizing classrooms and encouraging innovative teaching methods. Protect funding for public schools and higher education. "
  • Excerpt: "Manage state government efficiently by balancing budgets and avoiding wasteful spending. "



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. Incumbent Steve Magie is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Shannon L. Taylor is unopposed in the Republican primary.[3]


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Magie ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House, District 72. Magie ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Rocky Lawrence (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Magie 59.6% 5,185
     Republican Rocky Lawrence 40.4% 3,515
Total Votes 8,700


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Magie was defeated in the November 2 general election by David Meeks.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Magie is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Magie raised a total of $223,423 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[8]

Steve Magie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 72 Won $90,555
2010 Arkansas State House, District 46 Defeated $132,868
Grand Total Raised $223,423


Magie won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Magie raised a total of $90,555.


Magie lost the election for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Magie raised a total of $132,868.


Arkansas 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] Magie received a score of 53% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 70th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Magie is married and has four children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James McLean (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 72
Succeeded by