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Arkansas Republican Party

 

Arkansas Republican Party

Republican Party of Arkansas
Chairman Doyle Webb
Senate leader Kim Hendren
House leader Bryan King
Ideology Conservatism
National affiliation Republican Party
Seats in the Upper House
Seats in the Lower House
Politics of the United States
Political parties
Elections

The Republican Party of Arkansas (RPA) is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in Arkansas.

The party is led by state chairman Doyle Webb, who was re-elected to serve a second term in December 2010. Webb, an attorney, was once chief of staff for the late Lieutenant Governor Winthrop Paul Rockefeller

The RPA's headquarters is on West 6th Street in downtown Little Rock. Chase Dugger serves as the Executive Director. Megan Tollett serves as the Political Director, and David Ray serves as the Communications Director.[1]

History

The United States Republican Party, or GOP, is the second oldest currently existing political party in the United States after its older rival, the Democratic Party.

Both parties exist in all fifty states. Historically, prior to the late 20th century, the Republican Party was much weaker than the Democrats in the former Confederate States of America, including Arkansas.

The Arkansas party did not hire its first paid executive director until 1970, when businessman Neal Sox Johnson, then of Nashville, Arkansas, assumed the position in the last year of Winthrop Rockefeller second term as governor of Arkansas. Johnson help the position until early in 1973, when he left Arkansas to take a high position with the former Farmers Home Administration in Washington, D.C..[2]

Republican allied groups

There are five groups and these groups are: Arkansas Republican Hispanic Assembly, Arkansas Black Republican Caucus, Arkansas Federation of College Republicans, Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans and Arkansas Federation of Republican Women.

Tusk Club

The Tusk Club is another arm of the Arkansas Republican Party.

Current elected officials

The Arkansas Republican Party controls three of the state's seven statewide offices. Republicans also hold one of the state's U.S. Senate seats and all four of the state's U.S. House seats.

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Statewide offices

State Legislature

Past Republican state chairmen

See also

References

External links

  • Republican Party of Arkansas
  • Arkansas Federation of College Republicans
  • [1]
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