Dan Douglas

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Dan Marshall Douglas


Arkansas State Representative
for District 91 (Benton County)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
2013
Preceded by Bryan King

Born January 29, 1957
Place of birth missing
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Tara Lee Douglas
Children Three children
Residence Bentonville, Arkansas, USA
Alma mater Bentonville High School

University of Arkansas

Occupation Real estate agent; Farmer
Religion United Methodist

Dan Marshall Douglas (born January 29, 1957)[1] is a farmer and real estate agent from Bentonville in far northwestern Arkansas, who is a Republican state representative for District 91 in Benton County.[2]

Background

Douglas graduated from Bentonville High School[2] and attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is a former president of the Washington County Farm Bureau and a board member of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership.[3]

He and his wife, Tara Lee Douglas (born August 28, 1948), have three children. He is a United Methodist.[3]

Political life

Prior to his state House service, Douglas was a justice of the peace for the Benton County Quorum Court, the equivalent to county commission in other states.[3]

In 2012, Douglas was elected without opposition to the state House when the incumbent District 91 Republican Bryan King was elected to the District 5 seat in the state Senate.[4]

Douglas serves on these House committees: (1) Agriculture, Forestry, and Economic Development, (2) Energy, and (3) Public Transportation. He is the vice-chairman of the Subcommittee on Small Business and Economic Development.[3]

Representative Douglas in 2013 co-sponsored a spending cap on the state budget, but the measure failed by two votes on the House floor. He voted to override of the vetoes of Democratic then Governor Mike Beebe to enact legislation to require photo identification for casting a ballot in Arkansas and to ban abortion after twenty weeks of gestation. He was a co-sponsor of both of those measures. He further supported related pro-life legislation to forbid the inclusion of abortion in the state insurance exchange, to make the death of an unborn child a felony in certain cases, and to forbid abortion whenever fetal heartbeat is detected.[5]

Douglas co-sponsored legislation to empower officials of religious institutions to engage in concealed carry of firearms for church safety. He also voted to give similar power to university officials. He opposed the bill to reduce the fees for obtaining a concealed-carry permit. He did not vote on the House-passed measure to prohibit the governor from regulating firearms during an emergency. He voted for approved legislation to make the office of prosecuting attorney in Arkansas nonpartisan. He voted against failed legislation to prohibit the closure of public schools after a two-year period of declining enrollment. Douglas co-sponsored legislation to establish a tiered system for lottery scholarships. He did not vote on the bill, signed by Governor Beebe, to permit the sale of up to five hundred gallons per month of unpasteurized whole milk directly from the farm to consumers.[5]

References

  1. Dan Douglas. Mylife.com. Retrieved on January 25, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dan M. Douglas, R-91. arkansashouse.org. Retrieved on January 7, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Dan Douglas' Biography. votesmart.org. Retrieved on January 25, 2021.
  4. District 91. ballotpedia.org. Retrieved on January 25, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dan Douglas' Voting Records. votesmart.org. Retrieved on January 25, 2021.