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J.R. Rogers

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J.R. Rogers
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 73
Former member
Term in office began
2005
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Business owner
J.R. Rogers was a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 73rd District from 2005 to 2011. His term expired in 2010, and he ran for a judicial seat on the Lawrence County Court but lost to Dale Freeman in the November 3rd General Election.[1] [2]

Professional background

Rogers is the owner of All Star Music. Prior to his election he served as Mayor of the City of Walnut Ridge, and was also a Councilman on the Walnut Ridge City Council.[3]

Issue positions

Rogers did not provide answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[4]

Committee assignments

Rogers's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1837 - "TO DESIGNATE A PORTION OF HIGHWAY 67 AS ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGHWAY 67."
  • HB 1976 - "TO PROHIBIT THE BUSSING OF STUDENTS ACROSS SCHOOL DISTRICT LINES EXCEPT IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES."
  • HB 1977 - "TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS."

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

Elections

2010

Rogers was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rogers won re-election to the 73rd District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponent Chad Moseley (R).[5]

Rogers raised $38,192 for his campaign, while Moseley raised $9,424.[6]

Arkansas State House, District 73 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J.R. Rogers (D) 5,265
Chad Moseley (R) 3,263

Campaign donors

2008

Below are Rogers's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Assoc $3,000
Arkansas Health Care Assoc $3,000
McDaniel Leadership PAC $2,000
Stephens Group $2,000
Lawrence County Democratic Party $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 73
2005-2011
Succeeded by
James Ratliff