Clark Hall (politician)
|Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 13th district
January 8, 2007
|Preceded by||Arnell Willis|
|Mayor of Marvell|
Early life, education, and early career
He was born and raised in the Arkansas Delta. He graduated from Arkansas State University. He has been a farmer for thirty years. Prior to being elected to the State House, he was a member of the Phillips County Quorum Court and the Mayor of the city of Marvell.
In 2004, he first ran for the State Legislature. In the Democratic primary, he was defeated by Arnell Willis 57%-43%. In 2006, Willis decided to retire to run for a seat in the Arkansas Senate. Hall ran for the 13th House District again, and qualified for the run-off election as no candidate in the three candidate race got 50% of the vote. Bill Brandon and Hall got 36% of the vote. Hall defeated Brandon 50.2%-49.8%, a margin of just 12 votes. He won the general election unopposed. He won re-election in 2008 with 86%, and in 2010 unopposed. He is term-limited in 2012.
- State Agencies and Governmental Affairs (Chairman)
- Joint Budget Committee
- Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee
- Labor & Environment subcommittee
2012 congressional election
In October 2011, he announced he would run in Arkansas' 1st congressional district, currently held by Freshman U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford. Hall criticized Crawford saying "They have pushed a rigid partisan agenda that threatens our nation’s commitment to our seniors and future generations instead of focusing on putting people back to work. Rather than trying to end Medicare and jeopardize Social Security, the top priority of Washington politicians should be turning our economy around and creating jobs." The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed him.
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