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Mark Darr
Mark Darr.jpg
Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
In office
January 11, 2011
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 4
PredecessorBill Halter (D)
Base salary$42,219
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$131,268
Term limits2 terms
Bachelor'sOuachita Baptist University
Place of birthFort Smith, Arkansas
Office website
Mark Darr (b. 1973 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is the current Republican Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas. He was first elected to the position in 2010 and is serving in his first term.

He defeated Shane Broadway (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1] He took office in January of the following year. Darr will come up for re-election in November 2014.

Darr's first term expires in January 2015. He is eligible to seek re-election in 2014, but as of May 2013, Darr is still mulling over a possible bid for U.S. House representing Arkansas' 4th congressional district, or for a second term as lieutenant governor.[2][3][4]

In his role as lieutenant governor, Darr serves as President of the Arkansas State Senate, though he may cast a vote only in the case of a tie.[5]

Prior to entering politics, Darr was a businessman and insurance agent.[6]


Darr is a licensed insurance agent and co-owner of The MAD Pizza Company located in Rogers, Arkansas. He earned his bachelor's degree from Ouachita Baptist University.[6]


  • Ouachita Baptist University (B.A.)

Political career

Lieutenant Governor (2010-Present)

Darr was first elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010.[1] Darr was selected to serve on the National Lieutenant Governor's Association (NLGA) Executive Committee as well as the NLGA's Policy Resolutions Committee. He was also chosen by NLGA to represent Arkansas at the 110th China Import and Export Fair.[1]



See also: Arkansas gubernatorial election, 2014
See also: Arkansas's 4th congressional district elections, 2014

Darr is eligible for re-election but has not yet declared whether he will seek another term as Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 2014. He had been considered as an early potential candidate for governor, but ultimately decided against entering the gubernatorial race and endorsed U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson for the Republican nomination instead.


See also: Arkansas lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Darr defeated Shane Broadway (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Shane Broadway 48.9% 373,591
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Darr 51.1% 389,690
Total Votes 763,281
Election Results via Arkansas Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mark Darr is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Darr raised a total of $131,268 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[8]

Mark Darr's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas Not up for election $23,894
2010 Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas Won $107,374
Grand Total Raised $131,268

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Darr and his wife, Kim, have two children, Madison and Cooper.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Halter (D)
Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
2011 - present
Succeeded by