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Dotson ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Arkansas House of Representatives]], District 93. Dotson defeated [[Duane Neal]] in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AR/42843/110963/en/summary.html ''Arkansas Secretary of State'' "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/electionresults/index.php Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AR/39376/83979/en/summary.html Arkansas Secretary of State, "Arkansas State Primary Election, May 22, 2012," accessed July 11, 2012]</ref>
 
Dotson ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Arkansas House of Representatives]], District 93. Dotson defeated [[Duane Neal]] in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AR/42843/110963/en/summary.html ''Arkansas Secretary of State'' "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/electionresults/index.php Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AR/39376/83979/en/summary.html Arkansas Secretary of State, "Arkansas State Primary Election, May 22, 2012," accessed July 11, 2012]</ref>
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Revision as of 20:33, 7 March 2014

Jim Dotson
Jim Dotson.jpg
Arkansas House of Representatives District 93
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAccount Executive, Cox Business
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim Dotson is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 93. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Public Transportation
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Dotson's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Family
Excerpt: "I am Pro-Family. My wife and I have two children and one on the way."
  • Life
Excerpt: "I am Pro-Life. I will proactively champion legislation that protects the life of the unborn."
  • Marriage
Excerpt: "I am Pro-Marriage. I believe in traditional marriage that is between one man and one woman."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "I am Pro-Business. We must enact legislation that lowers the regulatory burdens on businesses, especially small businesses in Arkansas. "
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I am opposed to the federal takeover of healthcare and will fight against the implementation of ‘Obamacare’ in Arkansas."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Just like every other area of government, decisions need to be made locally by people who are affected by those decisions. That is why we need to return decisions on education to the local level and give parents the choice on how to best direct their children’s education."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I will fight to make sure taxes are as low as possible on everyone."
  • Balanced Budget
Excerpt: "I strongly support the fiscal discipline that goes into making a balanced budget."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "As a member of the National Rifle Association I will strongly defend your right to keep and bare arms and will fight against any effort to infringe upon that right."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Our national heritage is rich as the melting pot of immigrants from all over the world. I welcome legal immigrants who come to America in search of a better life."

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Leah Marie Williams was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Dotson defeated Bill Burckart in the Republican primary. Williams will face Dotson in the general election.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 93 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Dotson Incumbent 64.4% 1,333
Bill Burckart 35.6% 737
Total Votes 2,070

2012

Dotson ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 93. Dotson defeated Duane Neal in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives District 93 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Dotson 54.5% 1,625
Duane Neal 45.5% 1,354
Total Votes 2,979

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dotson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Dotson raised a total of $13,412 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[7]

Jim Dotson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 93 Won $13,412
Grand Total Raised $13,412

2012

Dotson won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dotson raised a total of $13,412.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Dotson's campaign in 2012
Slinc$2,000
Pbj Llc$1,000
Wal-Mart$1,000
Arkansas Health Care Association$1,000
H Co Llc$800
Total Raised in 2012$13,412
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

Arkansas 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.[8] Dotson received a score of 72% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 15th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Dotson and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jon Woods (R)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 93
2013–present
Succeeded by
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