State Senator (AR-23)
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Feb 23, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020
Made up of 35 members, the Arkansas State Senate is the upper house of a bicameral Arkansas State Legislature. Each member represents a districts of about 83,312 residents, serving 4 year terms not to exceed more than 16 years in either or both legislative chamber. The President of the Senate is the preciding officer of the upper chamber. The major issues facing the legislature are funding of public schools and institutions of higher education, paying for highway and bridge construction, funding health and human services, building and operating state prisons, the State Police and state parks. Primary responsibilities of a Senator include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. While its a part time job, salary for the Arkansas Senate is approximately $39,400 per year plus $150 per day in session.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Arkansas Secretary of State Election Division's office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including a filing fee, campaign finance forms, candidate information, a political practice pledge and other office specific requirements. The type of forms to be submitted differ depending on the type of position you intend to run for. If you plan to run as member of a political party, you must submit a receipt from the political party acknowledging you are able to run as a member of that party. Independent candidates must submit petitions with a stipulated number of signatures (in place of a political party receipt). Once completed, file these papers with the Arkansas Secretary of State Election Division office. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures during the filing window to the Arkansas Secretary of State Election Division's Office in order to appear on the ballot. The filing window runs from the 1st Monday in November until the 2nd Monday in November prior to the election. Listed below is the phone number of the Arkansas Secretary of State Election Division's office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns. Arkansas Elections Division: 1-800-482-1127. More information can be found here: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Documents/2018ElectionCalendar.pdf
Submit application to:
Arkansas Secretary of State: Elections, 1401 W Capitol Ave #250, Little Rock, AR, 72201, US