David J. Sanders
|David J. Sanders|
|Arkansas State Senate District 15|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 10, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 31|
|Bachelor's||Ouachita Baptist University (1997)|
Sanders served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the District 31 from 2011 to 2013.
Sanders earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science/Mass Communications from Ouachita Baptist University in 1997. His professional experience includes working as a columnist for Stephens Media, policy and communications aide for the office of the governor of the State of Arkansas, communications director for Fay Boozman for United States Senate, Arkansas Health Care Services, Johnson Controls, Incorporated, as creator/producer/host of "Unconventional Wisdom" for the Arkansas Educational Television Network, a columnist for Associated Baptist Press, and director of development for the Arkansas Baptist School System from 2006 to 2010.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sanders served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Legislative Council|
|• Revenue and Taxation|
|• Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development|
|• Joint Performance Review|
|• Legislative Joint Auditing|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sanders served on these committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs|
|• Joint Energy|
|• Public Transportation|
Sanders' campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I’m the only candidate in the race who has committed to not raise taxes, and the only candidate in the race who has signed the “No New Taxes Pledge”"
- State Government Taking and Spending Too Much
- Excerpt: "We need more pro-growth policies that will make Arkansas the most appealing place in the region for capital investment. But don’t look for anything like that out of this government. Instead the prevailing mentality is tax more, spend more and grow state government. We need a change and that’s what I intend to do."
- Excerpt: "On Life, I’ll not compromise. I’m the Pro-Life candidate in the race. The protection of the unborn is the preeminent issue of our time. Life begins at conception and, we know, that abortion destroys life."
- See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012
Sanders ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 15. Sanders defeated state representative Ed Garner in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Johnny Hoyt (D) in the November 6, 2012 general election.
|Arkansas State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David J. Sanders||54.7%||17,759|
|Arkansas State Senate District 15 Republican Primary, 2012|
|David J. Sanders||52.4%||2,413|
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 31 General Election (2010)|
|David J. Sanders (R)||9,729|
|Debbie Murphy (D)||5,825|
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 31 Republican Primary (2010)|
|David J. Sanders (R)||2,537|
|John Parke (R)||2,060|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David J. Sanders's campaign in 2010|
|Faulkner, Gary R||$2,500|
|Reed, Stanley E||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$80,507|
Contributions have not all been submitted yet.
Sanders and his wife, Rebecca, have five children.
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- David Sanders' campaign website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- David Sanders on Facebook
- Twitter feed
- Campaign website, Issues
- Arkansas Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 7, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Arkansas State Primary Election, May 22, 2012 ," accessed July 11, 2012
- Primary results
- Arkansas Matters, General election results
- 2010 contributions
- Talkbusiness.net, "Rapert Endorses Sanders in State Senate Race," May 17, 2012
David Burnett (D)
|Arkansas State Senate District 15
| Succeeded by|
|Arkansas House District 31
| Succeeded by|
Andy Davis (R)
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