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|Name = Mark Darr
 
|Name = Mark Darr
 
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|Current candidacy  = U.S. House, Arkansas District 4
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|Current candidacy election date = November 4, 2014
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|Current candidacy primary date = May 20, 2014
 
|Position = Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
 
|Position = Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
 
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He defeated [[Shane Broadway]] (D) in the general election on [[Arkansas lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref name="bio">[http://www.ltgovernor.arkansas.gov/marks_bio.html ''Lieutenant Governor of Arkasnas'' "Mark's Bio" Accessed September 19, 2012]</ref> He took office in January 2011.  
 
He defeated [[Shane Broadway]] (D) in the general election on [[Arkansas lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref name="bio">[http://www.ltgovernor.arkansas.gov/marks_bio.html ''Lieutenant Governor of Arkasnas'' "Mark's Bio" Accessed September 19, 2012]</ref> He took office in January 2011.  
  
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 [[United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2014|U.S. House]] representing [[Arkansas' 4th congressional district]], or for a second term as [[Arkansas lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|lieutenant governor]].<ref>[http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2013/feb/12/darr-wont-run-governor-14-backs-hutchinson/ ''Arkansasonline,'' "Darr won’t run for governor in ’14, backs Hutchinson," February 12, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://talkbusiness.net/2012/12/mcdaniel-releases-internal-poll-winning-primary-trouble-in-general/ ''Talk Business,'' "McDaniel Releases Internal Poll: Winning Primary, Trouble in General," December 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://5newsonline.com/2013/05/13/mark-darr-eyeing-congressional-race/ ''KFSM 5newsonlines.com,'' "Mark Darr Eyeing Congressional Race," May 13, 2013]</ref>
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Darr's first term expires in January 2015. He is eligible to seek re-election in 2014, but Darr is instead running for [[United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2014|U.S. House]] representing [[Arkansas' 4th congressional district]].<ref>[http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2013/feb/12/darr-wont-run-governor-14-backs-hutchinson/ ''Arkansasonline,'' "Darr won’t run for governor in ’14, backs Hutchinson," February 12, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://talkbusiness.net/2012/12/mcdaniel-releases-internal-poll-winning-primary-trouble-in-general/ ''Talk Business,'' "McDaniel Releases Internal Poll: Winning Primary, Trouble in General," December 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://5newsonline.com/2013/05/13/mark-darr-eyeing-congressional-race/ ''KFSM 5newsonlines.com,'' "Mark Darr Eyeing Congressional Race," May 13, 2013]</ref><ref name=cong>[http://atr.rollcall.com/second-republican-enters-race-to-replace-cotton/ ''Roll Call,'' "Second Republican Enters Race to Replace Cotton | #AR04," August 13, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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.<ref>[http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/Summary/ArkansasConstitution1874.pdf ''Arkansas Constitution'', "Amendment 6," accessed July 6, 2011.]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/Summary/ArkansasConstitution1874.pdf ''Arkansas Constitution'', "Amendment 6," accessed July 6, 2011.]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
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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 of Arkansas|governor]], but ultimately decided against entering the gubernatorial race and endorsed U.S. Rep. [[Asa Hutchinson]] for the [[Republican]] nomination instead.
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Darr was eligible for re-election but decided to run in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2014|Arkansas's]] [[Arkansas's 4th congressional district elections, 2014|4th District]]. Darr is running in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014. He had been considered as an early potential candidate for [[Governor of Arkansas|governor]], but ultimately decided against entering the gubernatorial race and endorsed U.S. Rep. [[Asa Hutchinson]] for the [[Republican]] nomination instead.
  
 
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Mark Darr
Mark Darr.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Arkansas District 4
Date of primaryMay 20, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
In office
January 11, 2011
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBill Halter (D)
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sOuachita Baptist University
Personal
Place of birthFort Smith, Arkansas
ReligionBaptist
Websites
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 2011.

Darr's first term expires in January 2015. He is eligible to seek re-election in 2014, but Darr is instead running for U.S. House representing Arkansas' 4th congressional district.[2][3][4][5]

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.[6]

Prior to entering politics, Darr was a businessman and insurance agent.[7]

Biography

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.[7]

Education

  • Ouachita Baptist University (B.A.)

Political career

Lieutenant Governor (2011-Present)

Darr was first elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010, taking office in January 2011.[1] He 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]

Elections

2014

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

Darr was eligible for re-election but decided to run in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Arkansas's 4th District. Darr is running in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place on November 4, 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.

2010

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.[8]

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.[9]

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

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Mark Darr's donors each year.[10] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

Darr and his wife, Kim, have two children, Madison and Cooper.[7]

See also

Recent news

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