Buddy Lovell

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Buddy Lovell
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 56
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
Master'sArmy National Guard
Personal
ProfessionConsultant, retired
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Larry "Buddy" Lovell was a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 56th District from 2007 to 2013.

Lovell is retired, having previously serving in the Army National Guard and as a consultant.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Claims, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Peer Review
  • Subcommittee on Insurance
  • Subcommittee on Labor and Environment, Vice Chair

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Claims Review
  • Subcommittee on Income Taxes-Personal and Corporate
  • Subcommittee on Insurance (Chair)

Issues

Lovell's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1344 - "TO CLARIFY THAT AN ASSESSMENT ADJUSTMENT IS APPLICABLE ONLY TO THE YEAR THE ASSESSMENT WAS MADE; TO ALLOW THE APPEAL OF A DECISION OF THE BOARD WHEN THE PETITIONER FAILED TO APPEAR THROUGH NO FAULT OF THE PETITIONER."
  • HB 1987 - "TO AMEND THE SALES AND USE TAX LAWS TO CONFORM WITH THE STREAMLINED SALES TAX. AGREEMENT."
  • HB 2147 - "TO SET OUT THE PROCEDURE FOR EQUALIZATION BOARDS TO FOLLOW WHEN CHANGING PROPERTY VALUES IN A YEAR WHEN A COUNTY IS NOT COMPLETING REAPPRAISAL."

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

Elections

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lovell won re-election to the 56th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the May 18 primary.[2] He defeated Republican Donnie Scroggins in the November 2 general election.[3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 56 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Buddy Lovell (D) 4,134
Donnie Scroggins (R) 2,279

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lovell won re-election to the 56th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

Lovell raised $25,876 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

2010

Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Buddy Lovell's campaign in 2010
Arkansas Healthcare Association$3,000
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
Cmte For Advancement Of Rural Development$2,000
Rural Arkansas Telecommunications$2,000
Berry, Marion$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $50,841

2008

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

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Healthcare Assoc $2,000
Stephens Group $2,000
South Arkansas Telephone Co $1,000
Prairie Grove Telephone Co $1,000
Yelcot Telephone Co $1,000

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.[7] Lovell received a score of 57% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 63rd out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 56
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Joe Jett (D)