Candidate Profile
Jerry Neal

Republican , Arkansas


Jerry Neal
State Senator, Dist. 14

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  75%





Garland County TEA Party

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Garland County TEA Party

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.


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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Original sin and the observation that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an Orthodox Christian. I believe that ritual and icons are necessary for me to receive the Holy Spirit in the most powerful and immediate way. Orthodox Christianity has survived in parts of the world that have had a difficult history that continues into the present. I believe that the entire world is heading into a dangerous and difficult time, and my religion reinforces me as I try to be a positive leader in this context. I believe in and worship the Trinity.


  • Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, B.A., 1969
  • Little Rock Central High, Little Rock, Arkansas, H S, 1965
Work & Military
  • V. Harrison Clerget, CPAs, Partner, 2002-2008
  • Jerry Neal, CPA, Owner, 1979-2001
  • US Army, Specialist 4, 1969-1971
  • Republican Party of Arkansas, Rules Committee Member
  • Hot Springs Village Republicans, Chairman
  • Garland County Republican Committee, Treasurer
  • Heritage Foundation, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Member
  • Mooney Aircraft Pilots Association, Member
  • Piper Owners Club, Member
  • None
  • None

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