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Mike Beebe on Crime
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Beebe on other issues.
  • Let non-violent offenders repay debt to society productively. (Jan 2011)
Frank Gilbert on Crime
Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Gilbert on other issues.
  • Crimes of passion are not deterred by sentencing. (Aug 2014)
Tim Griffin on Crime
GOP Lt.Gov Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Mike Ross on Crime
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)

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John Boozman on Crime
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Supports the federal death penalty. (Nov 2004)
  • Impose truth-in-sentencing. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Tom Cotton on Crime
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Pryor on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (AR): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pryor on other issues.
  • More resources for police & more enforcement. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)

House:


Rick Crawford on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Crawford on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Mike Ross on Crime
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Steve Womack on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for Steve Womack on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Asa Hutchinson on Crime
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Mark Swaney on Crime
2014 Green Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Swaney on other issues.
  • For most types of crime, we are over-punishing people. (Aug 2014)
  • Eliminate the federal death penalty. (Jul 2014)
Tom Cotton on Crime
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Griffin on Crime
Republican (Governor run 2014) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Mike Huckabee on Crime
Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • FactCheck: AR violent crime rate increased under Huckabee. (Jan 2008)
  • Carried out death penalty more than any other AR governor. (Dec 2007)
  • Nonsense of Three-Strikes makes system overrun with people. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty is necessary part of criminal justice system. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • People naturally selfish; only God or punishment prevent it. (Jun 2007)
  • Defends death penalty biblically as well as politically. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports death penalty, but only reluctantly. (Jan 2007)
  • Eliminating parole gives no incentive for rehabilitation. (Jan 2007)
  • Three Strikes based more on revenge than restoration. (Jan 2007)
  • Commuted death penalty sentence due to problems at trial. (Jan 2007)
  • Build more prisons, and privatize their management. (Nov 2002)
  • Juvenile violent crime increasing while all crime decreases. (Jun 1998)
  • Don't treat criminal children the same as adults. (Jun 1998)
  • Comfortable with death penalty biblically & politically. (Sep 1997)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them. (Aug 1999)
Dale Bumpers on Crime
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dale Bumpers on other issues.
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Tim Hutchinson on Crime
Former Republican Sr Senator (until 2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
David Pryor on Crime
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Pryor on other issues.
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Marion Berry on Crime
Democratic Representative (AR-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Marion Berry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
John Boozman on Crime
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Supports the federal death penalty. (Nov 2004)
  • Impose truth-in-sentencing. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Jay Dickey on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jay Dickey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Tom Formicola on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Tom Formicola on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Holt on Crime
Republican challenger for Senate (AR): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Holt on other issues.
  • Support the Death Penalty. (Apr 2010)
  • Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Apr 2010)
  • Two eyewitnesses are good enough for capital punishment. (Jul 2004)
  • ‘Mentally impaired’ or ‘insanity’ plea thwart justice. (Jul 2004)
  • Concerned about innocents being put to death. (Jul 2004)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Jul 2002)
Asa Hutchinson on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Rebekah Kennedy on Crime
Green Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rebekah Kennedy on other issues.
  • Death penalty is an outdated practice. (May 2008)
  • Opposes Three Strikes sentencing laws. (May 2008)
Blanche Lambert Lincoln on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (AR): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Blanche Lambert Lincoln on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Habeus Corpus appeals in capital cases. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Vic Snyder on Crime
Democratic Representative (AR-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Vic Snyder on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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