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Stephen Meeks
Stephen Meeks.jpg
Arkansas House of Representatives District 67
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Associate'sFlorida Community College, 1999
Personal
BirthdayOctober 30, 1970
Place of birthTrenton, MI
ProfessionTechnician
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Stephen Meeks (b. October 30, 1970) is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Meeks receive his A.S. in Telecommunications Engineering from Florida Community College in 1997 and his A.A. from Florida Community College in 1999. His professional experience includes working as an instructor at Florida Community College, a teacher for Baymeadows Baptist Day School, a manager for American Multi Cinema, and a technician for The Computer Works. Meeks served in the United States Army Reserve from 1987 to 1993.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Budget
Revenue and Taxation
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Stephen Meeks was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Meeks ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 67. Meeks ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Sam Lane (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Meeks Incumbent 72.7% 8,002
     Democratic Sam Lane 27.3% 3,003
Total Votes 11,005

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Meeks defeated incumbent Democrat Eddie Hawkins in the November 2 general election.[6]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 47 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Meeks (R) 4,841
Eddie Hawkins (D) 3,921

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Meeks is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Meeks raised a total of $24,201 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[7]

Stephen Meeks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 67 Won $19,494
2010 Arkansas State House, District 47 Won $4,707
Grand Total Raised $24,201

2012

Meeks won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Meeks raised a total of $19,494.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephen Meeks's campaign in 2012
Stephens Group$2,000
Southwestern Energy Co$1,000
Nucor Corp$1,000
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield$750
Damico, Eleanore$700
Total Raised in 2012$19,494
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Meeks won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Meeks raised a total of $4,707.

Scorecards

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%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute.[8] Meeks received a score of 89% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 15th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study. Meeks received a score of 73% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 14th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Meeks and his wife, Jennifer, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Stubblefield (R)
Arkansas House District 67
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Eddie Hawkins
Arkansas House District 47
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Jody Dickinson (D)