Joyce Elliott

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Joyce Elliott
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Arkansas State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip
2011-2013
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
2000-2006
Education
Bachelor'sSouthern Arkansas University (1973)
Master'sOuachita Baptist University (1981)
Personal
ProfessionDirector of Legislative Outreach for The College Board
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Joyce Elliott (b. March 20, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District. 31 He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She served as the State Senate Majority Whip.

Elliott served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006.

Biography

She earned her B.A. in English/Speech from Southern Arkansas University in 1973 and her M.A. in English from Ouachita Baptist University in 1981. Her professional experience includes working for The College Board, as a High School Teacher in Arkansas, Texas, Florida, and Minnesota, and as the Director of Legislative Outreach for the Southwestern Region for The College Board.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
Joint Budget
Insurance and Commerce
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials
Academic Facilities Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Elliott ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 31. Elliott defeated Fred Allen in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1][2][3]

Arkansas State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Elliott Incumbent 86.2% 24,407
     Libertarian Glen Schwarz 13.8% 3,917
Total Votes 28,324


Arkansas State Senate District 31 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Elliott 62.7% 3,963
Fred Allen 37.3% 2,362
Total Votes 6,325

2008

On November 4, 2008, Elliott won election to the 33rd District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

Elliott raised $171,751 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010 (Off-cycle)

Elliott raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.

2008

In 2008, Elliott collected $171,751 in donations.[6]

Her three largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association $4,298
Stephens Group $3,000
Arkansas AFL-CIO $2,000

Personal

Elliott has one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Salmon (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 31
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arkansas State Senate District 33
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jeremy Hutchinson (R)