Johnnie Roebuck

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Johnnie Roebuck
Arkansas House of Representatives District 20
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democrat
Profession Professor
Website House site
Johnnie Roebuck is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 20th District since 2007.

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]

Issue positions

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]

Committee assignments

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.

Major donors

Below are Roebuck's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[3]

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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