Bill Pritchard (Arkansas)

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Bill Pritchard
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Arkansas State Senate District 35
Former officeholder
In office
2007-January 10, 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869 per year
Per diem$136 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
2000-2006
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of serviceDate not available
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bill Pritchard was a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 35 from 2007 to 2013. He previously served as Minority Whip.

Pritchard served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006.

Pritchard served in the United States Navy in Vietnam. He is currently Owner of Razorback Rentals and also works as a rancher.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Special Language

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Pritchard was defeated in his re-election bid in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 7. Pritchard lost to Jon Woods in the May 22 Democratic primary.[1][2][3]

Arkansas State Senate District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Woods 51.6% 2,784
Bill Pritchard Incumbent 48.4% 2,613
Total Votes 5,397

2010

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

Pritchard won re-election to the 35th District seat in 2010. He ran uncontested.[4]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Pritchard won election to the 35th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, defeating opponent Lynn Carver (D).[5]

Pritchard raised $120,162 for his campaign, while Carver raised $102,853.[6]

Arkansas State Senate, District 35 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Pritchard (R) 11,544
Lynn Carver (D) 9,646

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Pritchard raised $35,466 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Arkansas Healthcare Association $4,000
Philip Morris $2,000
Arkansas Realtors Association $2,000
Stephens Group $2,000

2006

In 2006, Pritchard collected $120,162 in donations.[8]

His six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Arkansas Healthcare Association $6,250
Wal-Mart $4,000
Arkansas Realtors Association $4,000
Pace $3,250
Michael S. Morton $3,000
Southwestern Energy Co. $2,750

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.[9] Pritchard received a score of 84% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 7th out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

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Personal

Pritchard and his wife, Karen, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 35
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Jason Rapert (R)