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  Pryor, Mark
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2007-01-01  
 
NameMark Pryor
Address500 Clinton Avenue Suite 401
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born January 10, 1963 (56 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 17, 2019 08:01pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Married - Christian -
InfoMark Lunsford Pryor


On January 7, 2003, Mark Lunsford Pryor was sworn in as Arkansas' 33rd senator. As a candidate, he pledged to be a strong voice for the people of Arkansas; one who would always put their interests first. As a Senator, he works every day to fulfill that promise.
Five generations of public service have made the Pryor name synonymous with Arkansas politics. Susie Newton Pryor, Mark's grandmother, was the state's first woman to seek public office after women were granted the right to vote. His father, David Pryor, served his country with distinction for 18 years as U.S. Senator for Arkansas.

Pryor was first elected to public office in 1990 as a member of the Arkansas State House of Representatives. In 1998 he was elected Arkansas' Attorney General, making him the youngest chief law-enforcement officer in the nation. Pryor proved early on in his career that people matter more to him than politics. He worked with, and listened to, all interests to help make Arkansas a better place to live, work and raise a family. Pryor worked with Democrats and Republicans to toughen laws against drunk drivers, enact legislation to protect children on the Internet and to put in place the Morgan Nick Alert System, which helps to locate missing and exploited children.

Pryor built a record of standing up to special interests by taking on pharmaceutical and insurance companies, telemarketers, negligent nursing homes and many other powerful entities. He also filed over 1,000 criminal appeal briefs to ensure that convicted criminals serve their sentences and he worked to provide millions in compensation to crime victims.

Pryor currently sits on the Senate Governmental Affairs and Senate Armed Services committees where he works with the newly formed Department of Homeland Defense to protect the nation from the threat of domestic terrorism and with the Department of Defense to ensure that our men and women in uniform have all of the resources they need to defend our country.

As a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, the Senator proudly promotes the interests of those state enterprises he calls "Arkansas' economic backbone."

In addition, Pryor will continue in his role as an advocate for our children and the elderly. He supports expanding health care for the under- and un-insured and directing more federal resources to education.

Pryor was born in Fayetteville on January 10, 1963 and grew up in both Arkansas and Washington D.C. He received a B.A. in History and his law degree from the University of Arkansas and worked in private legal practice for eight years. He and his wife, Jill, have a son and a daughter, Adams and Porter.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/20/2014-09/23/2014 Suffolk University 38.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
09/18/2014-09/21/2014 Public Policy Polling 36.00% ( 2.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
09/13/2014-09/18/2014 Hickman Research 47.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
09/02/2014-09/04/2014 Marist Institute 44.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
08/01/2014-08/03/2014 Public Policy Polling 34.00% ( 20.0) 51.00% ( 21.0) 15.00% ( 1.0)
08/04/2013-08/05/2013 Harper Polling 32.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)
02/20/2013-02/20/2013 Talk Business 41.50% ( 2.5) 35.00% ( 5.0) 23.50% ( 2.5)
09/17/2012-09/17/2012 Talk Business 44.00% ( 4.0) 30.00% ( 6.5) 26.00% ( 2.5)
04/21/2011-04/21/2011 Talk Business 40.00% ( 0.0) 36.50% ( 0.0) 23.50% ( 0.0)
11/30/2009-12/02/2009 Research 2000 48.00% ( 2.0) 38.00% ( 2.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/20/2014-09/23/2014 Suffolk University 44.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
08/26/2014-09/03/2014 Hickman Research 45.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
08/01/2014-08/03/2014 Public Policy Polling 38.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
07/20/2014-07/24/2014 Anzalone Liszt Research (D) 33.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 05, 2013 06:30pm Interview Pryor: “Undecided” on Same-Sex Marriage  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 25, 2013 04:00pm News Pryor: 'I don't take gun advice from the Mayor of New York City'  Article Scott³ 
Oct 13, 2012 08:00pm News US Sen. Mark Pryor of Ark. and wife file for divorce after 20 years, a 'mutual decision'  Article The Sunset Provision 
Apr 26, 2012 01:00pm General Sen. (Pryor) asks FBI to look into 'Girls Gone Wild' claim  Article Thomas Walker 
Jun 03, 2011 01:00pm News Arkansas senator: Battle with cancer was humbling  Article RBH 
Jul 05, 2007 03:00pm Commentary Letting Mark [Pryor] be Mark  Article DFWDem 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.50000 Average

FAMILY
Father David H. Pryor 1934-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/04/2014 AR US Senate Lost 39.43% (-17.07%)
  05/20/2014 AR US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Appropriations Committee Seat 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Commerce Committee Seat 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 AR US Senate Won 79.53% (+59.07%)
  11/05/2002 AR US Senate Won 53.90% (+7.79%)
  11/03/1998 AR Attorney General Won 58.84% (+17.69%)
  05/24/1994 AR Attorney General - D Primary Lost 42.16% (-15.67%)
ENDORSEMENTS
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
AR US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 I Joe Lieberman
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts Jr.
US Attorney General - Feb 03, 2005 R Alberto S. Gonzales
AR US President - D Primary - May 18, 2004 D Wesley Clark