Senator Ricky Hill
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- District: 29
- Seniority: 25
- District Address: P.O. Box 177, Cabot, 72023
- Phone: (501) 286-2285
- Email: Ricky.Hill@Senate.ar.gov
- Party: Republican
- Occupation: Banker, Farmer, Bank of the Ozarks
Senator Ricky Hill of Cabot represents District 29, which includes parts of Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and White Counties.
He grew up in rural Lonoke County on his parent’s farm. He helped with the farming and the family’s residential construction business. He graduated from Cabot High School, then earned a Master’s Degree in Agriculture Business and Economics from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Senator Hill is vice chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development. He is a member of the Senate Committee on Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs and the Joint Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology. He is a member of the Senate Rules, Resolutions and Memorials Committee, Joint Budget Committee, Arkansas Legislative Council and serves on several different subcommittees.
In the past, he served as a member of Legislative Joint Auditing Committee and chaired its subcommittee on Medicaid, while serving on its subcommittee on Educational Institutions.
In the 2019 legislative session, Senator Hill co-sponsored legislation to raise teacher salaries, fund 911 emergency response systems and modernize the practice of optometry.
He joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and competed on the professional rodeo circuit as a professional bull rider for four years. During that time he married his wife, Cynthia, who was a professional barrel racer.
After a professional rodeo career, he returned to Cabot. He was hired by SF Services and was the company’s youngest general manager, and for 10 years managed three stores in central Arkansas.
Then, he got into banking. He now is an Executive Vice President with Bank of the Ozarks, although he continues to operate his family farm. He and Cynthia own residential rental property, which she manages.
Prior to his election to the legislature, Senator Hill served on the Cabot School Board from 2012 through 2017, becoming the Board President for a year. He is involved with the Cabot Chamber of Commerce, where he is a former Secretary, and Lonoke County CASA, where he is a former board member.
Senator Hill is a founding board member of the Keep the Faith Foundation and is active in Cabot Rotary, the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council, Ducks Unlimited and the NRA. He and his family are members of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
He and Cynthia have two children. Their son Glenn is an officer in the U.S. Navy, where he is a naval aviator. Their daughter Julie is at Texas A&M University. Besides majoring in Supply Chain Management, she is a barrel racer on the Texas Aggie Rodeo Team.
- Chair: JBC-PEER REVIEW
- Vice-Chair: AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - SENATE
- ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - JOINT
- TRANSPORTATION, TECHNOLOGY & LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS - SENATE
- LEGISLATIVE JOINT AUDITING
- SENATE RULES, RESOLUTIONS & MEMORIALS
- ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ALC)
- JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE
Senator Ricky Hill
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