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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)

Political Highlights: Ark. House, 1991-95; sought Democratic nomination for Ark. attorney general, 1994; Ark. attorney general, 1999-2003; U.S. Senate, 2003-15
Born: Jan. 10, 1963; Fayetteville, Ark.
Residence: Little Rock
Religion: Christian
Family: Engaged to Joi Whitfield; two children
Education: U. of Arkansas, B.A. 1985; U. of Arkansas, J.D. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture - Chairman; Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet - Chairman; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Space, Science & Competitiveness; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management; Permanent Investigations); Rules & Administration; Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Select Ethics; Joint Economic

Election History
2014generalTom Cotton (R) 478,81956.5
Mark Pryor (D) 334,17439.4
Nathan LaFrance (LIBERT) 17,2102.0
Mark Swaney (GREEN) 16,7972.0
2008generalMark Pryor (D) 804,67879.5
Rebekah Kennedy (GREEN) 207,07620.5
2002generalMark Pryor (D) 433,38653.9
Tim Hutchinson (R) 370,73546.1
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Arkansas is 45th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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