David Powers (Arkansas)
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 3|
|2007 - January 10, 2013|
|Per diem||$136/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
Powers is a Juvenile Intake Officer in the 8th Judicial District North. He has served on the Hope Public School Board.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Powers served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Aging
- Subcommittee on Children and Youth
- Subcommittee on Legislative, Military and Veterans Affairs
- Subcommittee on Special Language
- Subcommittee on Courts and Civil Law
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Powers served on these committees:
- Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs Committee, Arkansas House (Vice Chair)
- Judiciary Committee, Arkansas House
- Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- Joint Performance Review Committee, Arkansas State Legislature
- Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice and Child Support
- Subcommittee on State Agencies
Powers's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 1398 - "TO INCREASE DISTRICT COURT FILING FEES; ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL PILOT STATE DISTRICT COURT JUDGESHIPS; CONSOLIDATE CITY COURTS WITH DISTRICT COURTS."
- HB 1768 - "AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT HOPE - STUDENT SUCCESS AND WORKFORCE RESOURCE CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION."
- HB 1833 - "TO AMEND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE."
For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Powers won re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.
Powers raised $29,225 for his campaign, while Bradford raised $1,900.
|Arkansas State House, District 3 (2008)|
|David Powers (D)||6,516|
|Evelyn Joyce Bradford (R)||1,746|
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Powers (Arkansas)'s campaign in 2010|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$9,300|
Below are Powers's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Arkansas Trial Lawyers Assoc||$3,000|
|Arkansas Democratic Party||$2,500|
|Arkansas Healthcare Assoc||$2,000|
|McDaniel Leadership PAC||$2,000|
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. Powers received a score of 51% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 77th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
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- Arkansas House of Representatives - Representative David Powers
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- David Powers' blog
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Powers
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- VoteNaturally.org, "2008 general election results, Arkansas," November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money, "Arkansas House spending, 2008," November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
|Arkansas House District 3
| Succeeded by|
Brent Talley (D)
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