Clark Hall

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Clark Hall
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 13
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)
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Clark Hall was a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 13th District from 2007 to 2013.

Hall is a farmer, has served as Mayor of Marvell, and is a member of the Phillips County Quorum Court.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Special Language
  • Subcommittee on Labor and Environment
  • Subcommittee on Constitutional Issues
  • Subcommittee on House Elections
  • Subcommittee on House State Agencies and Reorganization

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Counties and Municipalities
  • Subcommittee on Labor and Environment (Chair)
  • Subcommittee on State Agencies and Reorganization

Issues

Hall's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1134 - "THE HEALTH CARE ACCESS IMPROVEMENT ACT."
  • HB 1406 - "TO IMPOSE A FEE ON VETERINARY SERVICES PERFORMED ON CATS AND DOGS TO FUND LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS AND TO CREATE THE ANIMAL SHELTER TRUST FUND."
  • HB 1997 - "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH PROVISIONS OF LAW REGARDING THE DISTRIBUTION OF DRUG SAMPLES."

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

Campaign themes

2012

Hall's website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs & The Economy
Excerpt: "Clark Hall believes creating jobs and economic development opportunities should be our first, second and third priorities. "
  • Education
Excerpt: "Clark Hall started his education in a one-room schoolhouse in East Arkansas. He understands the value of a good education, how far we have come in Arkansas and how far we have to go."
  • Balancing the Budget
Excerpt: "Clark Hall will fight to balance the nation’s budget as the next Congressman from the First District."
  • Tough Decisions
Excerpt: "To support job creation and economic development, Clark Hall believes we must end the partisan gamesmanship in Washington and get down to real decisions and tangible action."

Elections

2012

Hall ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Arkansas's 1st District. He and Scott Ellington defeated Gary Latanich in the May 22 Democratic primary. He was then defeated by Ellington in the primary runoff election on June 12, 2012. He was term limited from running again for the Arkansas House of Representatives.[3][4]

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hall won re-election to the 13th District seat in 2010. He defeated Johnny Weaver in the May 18 primary, receiving 3,326 votes to Weaver's 1,355.[5] He then won unopposed in the November 2 general election.[6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClark Hall Incumbent 71.1% 3,326
Johnny Weaver 28.9% 1,355
Total Votes 4,681

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hall won re-election to the 13th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponent Mal Stokes (Ind).[7]

Hall raised $46,306 for his campaign, while Stokes raised $400.[8]

Arkansas State House, District 13 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clark Hall (D) 7,342
Mal Stokes (Ind) 1,161

Endorsements

2012

Hall received the following endorsements in his bid to represent Arkansas's 1st Congressional District.

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hall was up for re-election, he collected $38,161 in donations.[11]

The major contributors were:

Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Clark Hall's campaign in 2010
Arkansas Health Care Association$4,000
Arkansas Dental Association$1,000
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Wal-Mart$1,000
Arkansas Hospital Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $38,161

2008

Below are Hall's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[12]

Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Clark Hall's campaign in 2010
Arkansas Health Care Association$4,000
McDaniel Leadership PAC$1,000
GlaxoSmithKline$1,000
Stephens Group$1,000
'Unreadable'$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $46,306

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.[13] Hall received a score of 55% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 67th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Hall has a wife, Becky.

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 13
2007–2013
Succeeded by
David Hillman (D)