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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 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 November 6, 2012 general election.[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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bobby Pierce's campaign in 2010
Arkansas Health Care Association$2,000
South Arkansas Telephone Co$2,000
Wal-Mart$2,000
Walton, Jim$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $18,790

2008

Below are Pierce's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Health Care Assoc $2,000
Rural Arkansas Telecommunications $1,000
Wal-Mart $1,000
Stevens LLC $1,000
Southwestern Energy Co $750

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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)