Candidate Profile
Mary Bentley

Republican , Arkansas


Mary Bentley
State Rep., Dist. 73

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David Meeks, Jason Rapert, State Republican Party Organizations







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.


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Strongly Agree

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?

power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, Our founders knew that from history and wanted to protect our nation as much as possible from Tyranny.

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.


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.


19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ. I believe that the bible is God's word and as such I endeavor to live my life according to its teaching. I spend time each day seeking God's direction and help in my life. I believe that life is a precious gift from God and should be protected. I believe that God has had his hand on our nation and we need to return to the values of our founders that made this nation great.


  • Harding University, Searcy, BSN, 1983
Work & Military
  • Bentley Plastics, vice President, 18
  • Arkansas Childrens Hosp., RN, 10
  • Perry County Right to Life, Vice President
  • Perry County Republican Committee, Chairman
  • The Safe Place, Board Member, Contributor
  • Abundant life Pregnancy Center, Contributor
  • Heritage Foundation, Member, Contributor
  • NRA, Member, Contributor
  • State Representative, Sought 2012

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