|Arkansas State Senate District 17|
|2003-January 10, 2013|
|Base salary||$15,869 per year|
|Per diem||$136 per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Arkansas House of Representatives|
|J.D.||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|
|Birthday||February 4, 1942|
|Place of birth||Little Rock, Arkansas|
Luker is a former Mayor of the City of Wayne. He served in the Arkansas State House of Representatives from 1995 to 2000. Luker is an attorney for the City of Wynne.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Luker served on these committees:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee, Arkansas State Senate
- Legislative Council, Arkansas Assembly
- Joint Budget Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- Subcommittee on Personnel
- Judiciary Committee, Arkansas State Senate, Chair
- Legislative Facilities Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- Public Retirement and Social Security Programs Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- Senate Rules, Resolutions and Memorials Committee, Arkansas State Senate, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Luker served on these committees:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
- Judiciary Committee, Arkansas State Senate
- Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, Arkansas State Senate
- Senate Rules, Resolutions and Memorials Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Luker raised $109,976 for his campaign.
Luker raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.
In 2008, Luker collected $109,976 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Arkansas Health Care Association||$3,000|
|Arkansas State Farm Insurance||$2,000|
|Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association||$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. 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. Luker received a score of 69% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 20th out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.
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Luker and his wife, Myra, have three children.
- Official Arkansas State Senate website of Senator James Luker
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography of Senator James Luker
- Campaign Contributions: 2008 2006 2004 2002
|Arkansas State Senate District 17
| Succeeded by|
Johnny Key (R)