James Ratliff

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James Ratliff
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 60
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Personal
ProfessionAgriculture Teacher, retired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Ratliff is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2002 and 2004.

Biography

Ratliff's professional experience includes working as an agriculture teacher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ratliff served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Performance Review, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
Education
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Joint Energy, Alternate

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ratliff ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 60. Ratliff ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Ronald Cavenaugh (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Ratliff Incumbent 52.8% 5,151
     Republican Ronald Cavenaugh 47.2% 4,610
Total Votes 9,761

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ratliff defeated Ronald Cavenaugh and Blaine Davis in the May 18 primary. He then defeated Chad Moseley in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Ratliff (D) 3,865
Chad Moseley (R) 2,911
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Ratliff (D) 2,352
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Cavenaugh (D) 1,697
Blaine Davis (D) 1,379
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 73 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Ratliff (D) 2,562
Ronald Cavenaugh (D) 2,313

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ratliff is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Ratliff raised a total of $80,933 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[6]

James Ratliff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 60 Won $44,678
2010 Arkansas State House, District 73 Won $20,200
2004 Arkansas State House, District 73 Defeated $6,975
2002 Arkansas State House, District 73 Defeated $9,080
Grand Total Raised $80,933

2012

Ratliff won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ratliff raised a total of $44,678.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Ratliff's campaign in 2012
Arkansas Health Care Association$4,000
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
Lawrence County Democrat Party$2,000
Davis, Lisa D$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$44,678
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ratliff won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ratliff raised a total of $20,200.

2004

Ratliff lost the election for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Ratliff raised a total of $6,975.

2002

Ratliff lost the election for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Ratliff raised a total of $9,080.

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.[7] Ratliff received a score of 53% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 72nd out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Ratliff received a score of 59% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 56th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tommy Thompson (D)
Arkansas House District 60
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
J.R. Rogers
Arkansas House District 73
2011–2013
Succeeded by
John Catlett (D)