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Jonnie Roebuck
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 20
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader, Arkansas House of Representatives
2010 - Present
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Bachelor'sTexas Woman's University (1964)
Master'sHenderson State University (1974)
OtherUniversity of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1990)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 7, 1942
Place of birthClarksdale, Mississippi
ProfessionProfessor (retired)
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Johnnie Roebuck is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 20th District since 2007 and currently serving as State House Majority Leader.

Roebuck is a retired professor at Henderson State University, and has previously served as Supervisor of Special Education Services for Dawson Education Cooperative.

Roebuck is past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas School for Math, Sciences, Arts, and member of Clark County Democratic Women.[1]

Issues

Roebuck did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. Her answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked her legislative priorities in that test, she responded:

"I pledge to work with county and state officials to retain and recruit industry and business to this area...

Helath issues, including the high cost of prescription drugs are a top priority for me and we must continue to provide maximum medical services to all of the citizens of Arkansas...

...The current mandate for reforming our educational system allows us a crucial opportunity to improve learning opportunities for all children...we must ensure that the education they receive from pre-school through college gives them the tools they need to become productive citizens..."[2]

Roebuck's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1372 - "TO GRANT SUBPOENA POWER TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD."
  • HB 1589 - "AN ACT TO CREATE THE COMPREHENSIVE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT."
  • HB 2124 - "AN ACT TO CREATE THE CLEAN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM ACT AND TO REDUCE LITTER AND FACILITATE LITTER REMOVAL AND RECYCLING THROUGH A TAX ON LITTER GENERATING PRODUCTS."

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

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roebuck has been appointed to these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Higher Education, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Early Childhood
  • Subcommittee on Higher Education
  • Subcommittee on K-12, Vocational-Technical Institutions
  • Subcommittee on Constitutional Issues

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Administrative Rules and Regulations
  • Subcommittee on Children and Youth
  • Subcommittee on Claims Review
  • Subcommittee on Higher Education (Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice and Child Support

Elections

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Roebuck won re-election to the 20th district seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Roebuck won re-election to the 20th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

Roebuck raised $31,989 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

2010

Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Johnnie Roebuck's campaign in 2010
Formby, C E (Buddy)$1,000
Arkansas Health Care Association$1,000
Arkansas Dental Association$1,000
Stephens Group$1,000
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $22,147

2008

Below are Roebuck's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Health Care Assoc $2,000
Stephens Group $2,000
Ross & Mary Whipple $1,500
Arkansas Education Assoc $1,000
C E Buddy Formby $1,000

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