Mary Salmon

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Mary Salmon
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Arkansas State Senate District 31
Former officeholder
In office
2003-January 10, 2013
Base salary$15,869 per year
Per diem$136 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 2002
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
Bachelor'sArkansas Tech University (1961)
Office website
Mary Salmon (b. April 9, 1939) was a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 31 from 2003 to 2013.

Salmon was Commissioner of the Lakewood Improvement District. She served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002.

She earned her BA from Arkansas Tech University in 1961. Salmon was an Appointment Coordinator for Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton from 1984 to 1990. She has also worked as Executive Director and as a Teacher. She is currently a Consultant.

Salmon will be ineligible to run for re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012 due to term limits.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Special Language


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



On November 4, 2008, Salmon won re-election to the 31st District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[1]

Salmon raised $46,688 for her campaign.[2]

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Salmon raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.


In 2008, Salmon collected $46,688 in donations.[3]

Her largest contributor in 2008 was Friedkin Business Services, which donated $2,000.

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Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard

The Advance Arkansas Institute, an Arkansas-based nonprofit research and educational organization, released "Arkansas's Freedom Scorecard" in 2012 and 2013. The scorecard seeks to show how Arkansas legislators voted on the principles the Institute seeks to promote. It measures each state legislator in six categories, which include economic freedom, education reform, good government, personal liberty, small government and tax/budget policy. Scores range from the highest score (100 percent) to the lowest (0 percent). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute.[4] Salmon received a score of 54% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 32nd out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Salmon and her husband, Don, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arkansas State Senate District 31
Succeeded by
Joyce Elliott (D)