|Arkansas House of Representatives District 55|
|2007 - January 10, 2013|
|Per diem||$136/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
Baker works in financial services.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Baker served on these committees:
- Legislative Council, Arkansas Assembly, Chair
- Joint Budget Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- City, County and Local Affairs Committee, Arkansas House
- Subcommittee on Local Government Personnel
- Subcommittee on Courts and Civil Law
- Subcommittee on Executive
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Baker served on these committees:
- Legislative Council, Arkansas Assembly
- City, County and Local Affairs Committee, Arkansas House (Chair)
- Judiciary Committee, Arkansas House
- House Rules Committee, Arkansas House
- Subcommittee on Claims Review (Vice Chair)
- Subcommittee on Corrections and Criminal Law
- Subcommittee on Hospital and Medicaid Study
Baker's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 1240 - "TO MODIFY THE AMOUNT OF VOTES REQUIRED TO BE ELECTED TO A MUNICIPAL POSITION WITHOUT A RUNOFF."
- HB 1315 - "REGARDING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ANNUAL REPORTS BY MAYORS OF CITIES OF THE FIRST CLASS."
- HB 1465 - "TO UPDATE PROCEDURES FOR VIOLATIONS OF COUNTY ORDINANCES."
For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Baker won seeking re-election to the 55th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.
Baker raised $15,150 for his campaign.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tommy Baker's campaign in 2010|
|Harris Jr, Joe||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$10,550|
Below are Baker's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Southwestern Electric Power||$750|
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. Baker received a score of 55% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 65th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Tommy + Baker + Arkansas + House
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- Arkansas House of Representatives - Rep. Tommy Baker
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- VoteNaturally.org, "2008 general election results, Arkansas," November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money, "Arkansas House spending, 2008," November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
- Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
|Arkansas House District 55
| Succeeded by|
Monte Hodges (D)
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