Here, let’s try to do something marginally useful for once. With the recent flurry of announcements of candidates for legislative seats in Arkansas, it’s been difficult to keep track of who’s announced for what. So let’s start doing so.
On this page, I’ve compiled a list of all 100 state House seats and their current occupants, along with some names of potential candidates. I intend for this to be a running list that we’ll develop over the coming months.
A few caveats:
1) This list is terribly incomplete. There are certainly candidates who have announced they’re planning to run or are rumored as candidates that I haven’t listed here. I largely put this list together from memory and from pulling together info from other blogs, so it’s not a comprehensive listing at this time. Let me know in the comments or shoot me a message at david(at)davidkinkade(dot)com and I’ll add them to the list. This will be an ongoing project, so we should be able to develop a reasonably authoritative list in the weeks and months to come.
2) The list is terribly ugly. This is pretty utilitarian stuff—just a long list of seats and names. I might find a way to make it more aesthetically appealing in the future, but for now, let’s just get the information down in one place where it can be easily found. We can worry about making it pretty later, if necessary.
3) The list may include an occasional typo or error. If I’ve misspelled a name or misidentified a party label, let me know. It’s not meant to be perfect right out of the gate—we can clean it up as we go.
If you’ve got information to add or a correction to offer, drop it in the comments, or contact me directly.
We’ll also have pages for Arkansas Senate, constitutional officer races, and U.S. Senate and House races in the next few days, but let’s start with this for now.
UPDATE: Thanks to all who have sent in candidate names that were not included on the original list; I’ve been adding new names throughout the day. Keep ’em coming.