Toni Bradford

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Toni Bradford
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 18
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 elected2006
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas, Pine Bluff (1976)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 31, 1942
Place of birthHot Springs, Arkansas
ProfessionTeacher (retired)
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Toni Bradford was a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives. She represented the 18th District from 2007 to 2013 and served as Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore.

Bradford is a retired teacher, serving in the Watson Chapel School System. She is a member of the Arkansas Retired Teacher's Association, and Jefferson County Democratic Women.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Planning
  • Subcommittee on K-12, Vocational-Technical Institutions
  • Subcommittee on Counties and Municipalities, Chair

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Counties and Municipalities
  • Subcommittee on Early Childhood
  • Subcommittee on Planning (Chair)

Issues

Bradford's answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked her legislative priorities in that test, she replied:

  • Make sure that our tax structure is fair and competitive with surrounding states in the recruitment of new and expanding industry.
  • Set lower limits on punitive damage awards.
  • Continue to improve educational opportunities in our state; hopefully, with less involvement from the courts[2]

Bradford's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1553 - "AN ACT TO ENHANCE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL AREAS OF ARKANSAS AND TO EXPAND THE OPTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTING AND OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE RACING FACILITIES."
  • HB 2042 - "TO EXEMPT THE SEABROOK CHRISTIAN FAMILY CENTER, INC., A PRIVATE NONPROFIT ENTITY, FROM PAYMENT OF SALES AND USE TAX."
  • HB 2043 - "TO AMEND TITLE 6 CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. "

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

Elections

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bradford won re-election to the 18th District seat in 2010. She faced no opposition.[3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bradford won re-election to the 18th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

Bradford raised $16,311 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

2010


Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Toni Bradford's campaign in 2010
Stephens Group$1,500
Arkansas Healthcare Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $8,400

2008

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

Contributor 2008 total
Stephens Group $1,500
Arkansas Healthcare Assoc $1,000
Southwestern Energy Co $750
Entergy $500
Medco Health Solutions $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 18
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Richard Womack (R)