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James Luker

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James Luker
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Arkansas State Senate District 17
Former officeholder
In office
2003-January 10, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869 per year
Per diem$136 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
1995-2000
Education
J.D.University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 4, 1942
Place of birthLittle Rock, Arkansas
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Luker (b. February 4, 1942) was a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 17 from 2003 to 2013. He previously served as Senate Assistant President Pro Tempore.

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.

Luker will be ineligible to run for re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012 due to term limits.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Personnel

2009-2010

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

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Luker won re-election to the 17th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[1]

Luker raised $109,976 for his campaign.[2]

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Luker raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.

2008

In 2008, Luker collected $109,976 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Stephens Group $3,442
Arkansas Health Care Association $3,000
Arkansas State Farm Insurance $2,000
Wal-Mart $2,000
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association $2,000

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.[4] 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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Personal

Luker and his wife, Myra, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 17
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Johnny Key (R)