The Green Papers: Arkansas 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 24 May 2022 (presumably)
Runoff: Tuesday 21 June 2022 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022 (presumably)
Tuesday 24 May 2022 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:30a-7:30p CDT (1230-0030 UTC).
Tuesday 21 June 2022 (presumably) - Runoff. Polling hours reportedly 7:30a-7:30p CDT (1230-0030 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2022 (presumably) - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 7:30a-7:30p CST (1330-0130 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:3,013,756 (0.97% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
2010 Census:2,926,229 (0.94% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Little Rock
 

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Arkansas State and Local Government


Primary elections are for Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates only. If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote, a runoff between the two top vote-getters will be held.

If the General Election filing date falls on a holiday so the deadline is extended 1 day.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  John Nichols Boozman
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     former Pine Bluff Council Member Jack Foster
  Candidate Democratic     Natalie James
FEC S2AR00115
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Allen "Dan" Whitfield
FEC S0AR00218; 30 Jun 21; Tot $3,523; Dsb $14,950
  Candidate Republican     Jake Bequette
FEC S2AR00107
  Candidate Republican     Senator  John Nichols Boozman
FEC S0AR00150; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,184,174; Dsb $175,662
  Candidate Republican     Heath Loftis
FEC S2AR00073; 30 Jun 21; Tot $9,771; Dsb $6,048
  Candidate Republican     Jan Morgan
FEC S2AR00081; 30 Jun 21; Tot $114,063; Dsb $53,028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Asa Hutchinson
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 3 January 1997 - 6 August 2001. First elected to the Governor's chair: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit
Running for Attorney General in 2022.
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Bland
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Jones
  Candidate Democratic     James "Rus" Russell, III
  Candidate Democratic     Supha Xayprasith-Mays
  Candidate Republican     Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Daughter of former Governor Mike Huckabee
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Leslie Rutledge
  Candidate Libertarian     Ricky Harrington, Jr.
  Candidate Independent     Bill Gates

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor  John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 2011-2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
8 February 2021: Dropped out of Gubernatorial contest.
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Kelly Ross Krout
  Candidate Republican     Chris Bequette
  Candidate Republican     Greg Bledsoe
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Jason Rapert
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Doyle Webb
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Wood

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
FEC H0AR01083; 30 Jun 21; Tot $155,335; Dsb $115,046
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Brandt Smith
FEC H2AR01105

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  James French "French" Hill
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Nicholas "Nick" Cartwright
FEC H2AR02087
  Candidate Democratic     Quintessa Hathaway
FEC H2AR02095
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James French "French" Hill
FEC H4AR02141; 30 Jun 21; Tot $798,396; Dsb $135,604

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lauren Mallett-Hays
aka Lauren Hays

FEC H2AR03283; 30 Jun 21; Tot $10,038; Dsb $564
  Candidate Republican     Neil Kumar
FEC H2AR03275; 30 Jun 21; Tot $4,700; Dsb $101
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
FEC H0AR03055; 30 Jun 21; Tot $224,182; Dsb $105,707

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Bruce Westerman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Bruce Westerman
FEC H4AR04048; 30 Jun 21; Tot $255,235; Dsb $141,136

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State John Thurston
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     former Pulaski County Election Commissioner Josh Price
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Mark Lowery
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Eddie Joe Williams

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Attorney General  Leslie Rutledge
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
Candidate for Governor in 2022.
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Little Rock Parks Commissioner  Jesse Gibson
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 2011-2015.
  Candidate Republican     Leon Jones, Jr.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer Dennis Milligan
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
Candidate for Auditor in 2022.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Mathew "Mat" Pitsch

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Auditor Andrea Lea
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Dennis Milligan

Commissioner of State Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

Seat up for regular election Republican State Lands Commissioner  Tommy Land
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Commissioner of State Lands is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 13 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 23 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  The Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874
Election Authority
  Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Arkansas General Assembly
  Arkansas House of Representatives
  Arkansas Senate
Democratic
  The Democratic Party of Arkansas
Republican
  The Republican Party of Arkansas
Third Party
  Arkansas Libertarian Party
  Arkansas Right to Life
  Constitution Party of Arkansas
  Green Party of Arkansas
  Justice Party of Arkansas
  Natural Law Party of Arkansas
  The Unity Party of Arkansas
Media & others
  Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock
  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock
  Batesville Daily Guard
  Evening Times - West Memphis
  KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro
  KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock
  KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock
  KTHV - CBS - Little Rock
  Lynch at Large
  Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia
  NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville
  Politics1.com - Arkansas
  Talk Business River Rock Communications
  The Arkansas Project
  The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home
  The Jonesboro Sun
  The Leader - Jacksonville
  The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville
  The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs
  The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County
  The Times Record - Fort Smith
  TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway

 


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