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Senator Gary Stubblefield

Gary Stubblefield

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  • District: 6
  • Seniority: 16
  • District Address: 2542 Skeets Road, Branch, 72928
  • Phone: 479-635-4314
  • Email: gary.stubblefield@senate.ar.gov
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Farmer, Valley View Farms
  • Legislative Service: Senate 2013, 2015, 2017
    House 2011

 

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Senator Gary Stubblefield represents Senate District 6, which includes parts of Franklin and Johnson Counties and all of Logan and Yell Counties.

Senator Stubblefield served for four years in the House of Representatives, then was elected to the Senate in November of 2012. He was sworn in as a state senator on the first day of the 2013 regular session. In 2014 he was re-elected by the voters in District 6 to a full four-year term.

Senator Stubblefield has sponsored legislation and maintained a strong voting record for protecting the rights of the unborn and the elderly. He believes in protecting the rights of farmers and livestock growers, and in protecting the rights guaranteed American citizens under the Second Amendment. He supports legislation to lower taxes, reduce the size of government and simplify the regulatory burden on Arkansas businesses and residents.

During the 2019 session he co-sponsored Act 506 to create a farm to school and farm to pre-school program, to improve nutritional offerings for children.

Senator Stubblefield also sponsored Act 700, to provide that only physicians with a degree in OB-GYN may perform abortions. He was the sponsor of Act 1076, which prohibits cities from becoming sanctuaries for illegal immigrants.

Senator Stubblefield co-sponsored Act 392 of 2017 to create born-alive infant protection. He also co-sponsored Act 332 of 2017 to enhance penalties against offenders who target current or former law officers, first responders, and their families. He co-sponsored Act 606 to provide for legal remedies in the event of unauthorized access to a person’s personal property. He was the Senate sponsor of Act 742 to expand the development of agricultural schools in Arkansas.

A life-long dairy farmer from Branch, he and his wife Kathi reared two children and taught them the value of keeping one’s word, a hard day’s work, and respecting the rights of others.

While attending the University of Arkansas, Stubblefield enjoyed a successful career as a member of the Arkansas Razorback football team despite beginning as a walk-on from a high school which did not offer football. He has often said he is surprised by the similarities between playing tackle football for the Razorbacks and serving in the Arkansas legislature.

Senator Stubblefield chairs the Senate Committee on City, County and Local Affairs and is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the Joint Budget Committee, the Legislative Council and the Senate Interim Committee on Children and Youth.

 

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