Jon Woods

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Jon Woods
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Arkansas State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 10, 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, 2012
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives District 93
2007-2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas, 2002
Personal
BirthdayAugust 23, 1977
Place of birthCharlotte, AR
ProfessionInsurance/Real Estate
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jon Woods is a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Woods served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the District 93 from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Woods' professional experience includes working in insurance, real estate, and as a banker/loan officer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Facilities, Chair
Legislative Council
Judiciary
Insurance and Commerce
Joint Performance Review
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Game and Fish Commission Oversight
Rural Fire Departments Study

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Woods's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1021 - "AN ACT TO REPEAL THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION."
  • HB 2010 - "TO ESTABLISH AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR THE EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES OF DEPENDENTS."
  • HB 2011 - "TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE TASK FORCE."

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

Campaign themes

2012

Woods' campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Fiscal Conservative
Excerpt: "Jon Woods has voted for a balanced budget every year in the state legislature and is proud of the fact that Arkansas is one of only six states that ran a surplus last year."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Jon Woods has worked to lower the tax burden on Arkansas families and small business and encourage job creation, investment, and economic development."
  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "The first thing that must happen for job creation is for the government to get out of the way. Letting the free market grow and prosper on its own accord is the best solution."
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "on Woods welcomes legal immigrants who come to America to start a better life. But the fact is, Illegal immigration is…illegal. He opposes in state tuition to illegal immigrants."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Education is crucial for Arkansas and should be controlled at the local level by those who know and have the best interest of students whose futures they help mold."
  • Infrastructure
Excerpt: "Northwest Arkansas in the last two decades has not received its fair share of state funds for our infrastructure needs. Jon Woods will continue to fight to make sure that the money follows the cars."
  • The 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "In 2010 Jon Woods received an A+ rating from the NRA and is a Life Member of the NRA. Jon Woods is also a concealed handgun carrier."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Those who have made possible the freedoms we enjoy deserve our utmost respect and support. Jon Woods supports our veterans and military personnel."
  • Sanctity of life
Excerpt: "Jon Woods is unequivocally pro-life. The legal protection of the right to life of innocent human beings is the basic issue upon which all other issues of human rights and justice depend."

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Woods ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 7. Woods defeated District 35 incumbent Bill Pritchard in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Diana Gonzales Worthen (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[2][3][4][5]

Arkansas State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Woods 64.8% 15,110
     Democratic Diana Gonzales Worthen 35.2% 8,221
Total Votes 23,331


Arkansas State Senate District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Woods 51.6% 2,784
Bill Pritchard Incumbent 48.4% 2,613
Total Votes 5,397

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Woods won re-election to the 93rd district seat in 2010. He faced no opposition.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Woods won re-election to the 93rd District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Woods raised $14,743 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jon Woods's campaign in 2010
Arkansas Health Care Association$4,000
Rural Arkansas Telecommunications$2,000
Wal-Mart$2,000
Cox Communications$2,000
Delta Dental Of Arkansas$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $41,690

2008

Below are Woods's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Health Care Assoc $3,000
Stephens Group $2,000
Wal-Mart $2,000
Cox Communications $1,000
Arkansas Cable Telecommunications Assoc $1,000

Personal

Woods is a member of Saint Raphael's Catholic Church and University of Arkansas Alumni Association.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sue Madison (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 7
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas House District 93
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Jim Dotson (R)