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Arkansas: 2006 Elections
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Arkansas

2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

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State Politics At-A-Glance


Population (2000 Census): 2,673,400
Electoral Votes: 6

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 45%, Bush (R) 54%
:redbox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 46%, Bush (R) 51%, Nader (I) 1%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 54%, Dole (R) 37%, Perot (I) 8%

:redbox: Governor: Mike Huckabee(R) Elected:1998, 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Blanche Lincoln(D) Elected: 1998, 2004 (Next Election: 2010)
:bluebox: Junior US Senator: Mark Pryor (D) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2008)
:bluebox: US House (4 seats): D-3, R-1
:bluebox: State Senate (35 seats): D-27, R-8
:bluebox: State House (100 seats): D-69, R-30

Election Information


Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Preferential Primary Election: April 23, 2006
State/Local Preferential Primary Date: May 23, 2006

Primary Run-Off Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Run-Off Election: May 14, 2006
State/Local Run-Off Date: June 13, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 08, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Arkansas Secretary of State
Elections Department
State Capitol, Rm 256
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-1010
Email: ElectionsEmail@sos.arkansas.gov
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections.html

State Democratic Party
Democratic Party of Arkansas
1300 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 374.2361
Fax: (501) 376.8409
Email: info@arkdems.org
http://www.arkdems.org

State Republican Party
Republican Party of Arkansas
1201 West 6th Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 372-7301
Fax: (501) 372-1656
Email: info@arkansasgop.org
http://www.arkansasgop.org

Governor's Race 2006


Candidates

Mike Beebe (D)
Attorney General
Campaign Website: http://www.mikebeebe.com

Asa Hutchinson (R)
Former Homeland Security Undersecretary and Former Congressman
Campaign Website: http://www.asaforgovernor.com

Jim Lendall (G)
Former State Representative and Nurse
Campaign Website: http://jimlendall2006.com

Rod Bryan (I)
Musician and Music Store Owner
Campaign Website: http://www.rodbryan.com

US Senate Race 2006


No US Senate Race in 2006

Other Statewide Races 2006


Lieutenant Governor

Bill Halter (D)
Former Social Security Administration Commisioner
Campaign Website: http://www.halterforarkansas.com

Jim Holt (R)
State Senator
Campaign Website: http://www.jimholt.us

Secretary of State

Charlie Daniels (D), Incumbent
Secretary of State
Campaign Website: http://www.votecharliedaniels.com

Jim Lagrone (R)
Former State Baptist Convention President and Minister
Campaign Website: http://www.lagroneforar.com

Attorney General

OPEN SEAT, this seat is currently held by Mike Beebe (D).

Dustin McDaniel (D)
State Representative and Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.dustinmcdaniel.com

Gunner DeLay (R)
Former State Senator and Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.gunnerdelay.com

State Auditor

Jim Wood (D), Incumbent
State Auditor
Campaign Website: ?

State Treasurer

OPEN SEAT, this seat is currently held by Gus Wingfield (D).

Martha Shoffner (D)
Former State Representative and Realtor
Campaign Website: http://www.marthashoffner.com

Chris Morris (R)
Gubernatorial Aide
Campaign Website: http://www.electchrismorris.com

State Land Commissioner

Mark Wilcox (D) Incumbent
State Land Commissioner
Campaign Website: ?

R. David Lewis (G)
Campaign Website: ?

US House of Representatives Races 2006


US House Districts: 4

Key Races: None

Candidates, by Congressional District

AR-01
Marion Berry (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.marionberry.com
Mickey Stumbaugh (R), Campaign Website: http://www.stumbaughforcongress.com

AR-02
Vic Snyder (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.snydercampaign.com
Andy Mayberry (R), Campaign Website: http://www.andymayberryforcongress.com

AR-03
Woodrow Anderson III (D), Campaign Website: http://www.woodrowanderson.com
John Boozman (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.boozmanforcongress.org
Glen Swartz (G), Campaign Website: ?

AR-04
Mike Ross (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.ross4congress.com
Joe Ross (R), Campaign Website: ?

State Senate Races 2006


State Senate Districts: 35

Seats at stake in 2006: 17, Districts 05, 06, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 34, 35

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006


State House Districts: 100

Seats at stake in 2006: 100

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums


:graybox: Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1
   A Constitutional Amendment providing that bingo and raffles, if conducted by authorized
   organizations (defined as nonprofit religious, educational, veterans, fraternal, service,
   civic, medical, volunteer rescue, voluteer fire, and volunteer police organizations),
   shall not be constitutionally prohibited as a lottery, provided the organization has been
   in existence five years and net receipts are used only for charitable, religious, or
   philanthropic purposes.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Referred Question 1
   ISSUANCE OF STATE OF ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND PLEDGE
   OF FULL FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS
   Authorizing the Arkansas Development Finance Authority to issue State of Arkansas Higher
   Education General Obligation Bonds (the bonds) in a total principal amount not to exceed
   two hundred fifty million dollars ($250,000,000) in one (1) or more series from time
   to time for the purpose of financing the cost of developing technology and facility
   improvement projects for state institutions of higher education and financing the cost
   of refunding bonds issued under the Arkansas College Savings Bond Act of 1989. However,
   that the outstanding principal amount of bonds issued under the Arkansas Higher Education
   Technology and Facility Improvement Act of 2005 and the Arkansas College Savings Bond Act
   of 1989 shall not have scheduled debt service payments on a combined basis in excess
   of twenty-four million dollars ($24,000,000) in any one (1) fiscal year.
   The bonds shall be general obligations of the State of Arkansas, payable from general
   revenues of the state and also secured by the full faith and credit of the State of
   Arkansas, including its general revenues. The bonds shall be issued pursuant to the
   authority of and the terms set forth in the Arkansas Higher Education Technology and
   Facility Improvement Act of 2005.
   Full Text (pdf)

Links


Blogs
Democratic Underground Arkansas Forum
LeftyBlogs.com Arkansas
Arkansas Daily Blog
Arkansas Issues Blog
Arkansas Tonight
Lynch at Large

Demographic Links
U.S. Census Bureau Arkansas Quick Facts

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