Candidate Profile
Darlene Byrd

Republican , Arkansas


Darlene Byrd
State Rep., Dist. 43

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations




Reported by Candidate

Arkansas Nurses Association Arkansas Nurse MidWives Association Arkansas Associatoon of Nurse Anesthetist Arkansas Healthcare Association

Other Information

2014 NRA Grade: AQ Arkansas Family Council survey -


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.


2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.


3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.


7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

No Answer

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.


13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

No Answer

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.


15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.


16. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

(Did not answer)

17. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

No Answer

18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

(Did not answer)

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe God is the creator of the universe. He sent his son, Jesus, in the form of man to live among us and he died for our sins. After which God sent the Holy Spirit to comfort and lead us. I believe in Jesus as my Lord and Savior and all the bible teaches. Life begins with conception and is a precious gift from God. Marriage is between a one man and one woman.


  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center CON, Memphis, TN, DNP, 2011
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Science CON, Little Rock, AR, MNSc, 1996
  • Universiyt of Arkansas for Medical Science CON, Little Rock, AR, BSN, 1989
Work & Military
  • APN HealthCare, Owner/President, 9
  • Cabot Medical Clinic, APRN, 6
  • One-by-One Ministeries, National Board of Directors
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing, 8 years and held various position Inluding Pres.
  • NCSBN APRN Committee, Committee member
  • National Adv. Com. for Rural Health and Human Serv, Com. Member - national reports on rural health
  • Arkansas Nurses Association, Various Leadership position
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners, FAANP -various leadership position
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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