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Bobby Pierce
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Arkansas State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives District 19
2007-2013
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionMethodist
CandidateVerification
Bobby J. Pierce is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Pierce served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the District 19 from 2007 to 2013 and served as State House Speaker Pro Tempore. He is also a former member of the Sheridan School Board.

Biography

Pierce's professional experience includes working as owner of Sheridan True Value, and working for Telebooth, Incorporated. Pierce serves in the Arkansas National Guard.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Game and Fish Commission Oversight, Chair
Legislative Council
Joint Budget
Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs
Joint Energy
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials
Academic Facilities Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Pierce's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1338 - "AN ACT TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF POSSESSION OF EXPLOSIVES BY CERTAIN PERSONS, TO ADD PROHIBITED CATEGORIES, AND TO CREATE A DEFENSE TO PROSECUTION."
  • HB 1706 - "TO CLARIFY THE EXISTING PROCEDURES FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BY LETHAL INJECTION."
  • HB 1752 - "TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING REPRIEVES AND NEW TRIALS FOR CONDEMNED FELONS."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Pierce ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 27. Pierce defeated state representative Garry Smith in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Henry Frisby, II (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBobby J. Pierce 50.5% 15,805
     Republoican Henry L. Firsby, II 49.5% 15,506
Total Votes 31,311


Arkansas State Senate District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Pierce 52.1% 3,648
Garry Smith 47.9% 3,350
Total Votes 6,998

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pierce won re-election to the 19th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pierce won re-election to the 19th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[6]

Pierce raised $14,831 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pierce is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Pierce raised a total of $182,777 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[8]

Bobby Pierce's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 27 Won $115,935
2010 Arkansas State House, District 19 Won $18,790
2008 Arkansas State House, District 19 Won $14,831
2006 Arkansas State House, District 19 Won $33,221
Grand Total Raised $182,777

2012

Pierce won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pierce raised a total of $115,935.
Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bobby Pierce's campaign in 2012
South Arkansas Telephone Co$4,000
Arkansas Health Care Association$4,000
Arkansas Realtors Association$3,000
Deal, Stephen$2,500
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$115,935
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pierce won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pierce raised a total of $18,790.

2008

Pierce won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Pierce raised a total of $14,831.

2006

Pierce won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Pierce raised a total of $33,221.

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] Pierce received a score of 49% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 85th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Pierce received a score of 63% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 22nd out of 35 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Fletcher (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 27
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 19
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Nate Steel (D)