LEADING ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER MOST
Jim knows it is not enough to simply believe in and talk good policy; you must also put in the work to get it done. Jim is known best for tackling the state's problems with common sense, conservative solutions. Bound by the time-tested principles of individual liberty, limited government, and responsible fiscal discipline, Jim has lead the push to make those principles a policy reality. (Read More)
Senator Hendren understands the value a job can bring to every Arkansan. Jim has fought for free-market policies which allowed our job market to thrive. Whether reducing unnecessary government red-tape, eliminating and reducing licensing barriers, or
Senator Hendren has been a leading advocate for lowering taxes on hardworking Arkansans. Prior to his election, the Legislature raised taxes nearly every single session. Jim worked to change that trend.
WORLD CLASS SCHOOLS
It is crucial that we prepare the next generation for the workforce so our children and grandchildren can thrive in a global economy.
Senator Hendren has pushed for pay raises for our teachers and led the effort
Jim Hendren, a veteran of the United States Air Force, values our veterans and active duty members of the military and will put their needs first, just as they put their country first.
Jim championed legislation which allows
Jim knows we have to make health care more affordable and accessible to every Arkansan, which begins with the way medicine is delivered.
In 2015, Jim supported a series reforms resulting in $835 million in savings over the
Government can't do everything, but it is essential that government gets the fundamentals RIGHT - our safety net, infrastructure, security, education, property rights and protecting our freedoms.
Jim worked to keep government
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KEEPING ARKANSAS PROSPEROUS AND FREE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
Jim Hendren, a fifth-generation Arkansan, graduated from Gravette High School and went onto receive a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. With his engineering degree in hand, Jim and his father, Kim Hendren, launched Hendren Plastics in 1984.
Jim credits his parents for instilling the values of hard work, sacrifice, and sense of duty to serve our country. It was that sense of duty that led Jim to join the U.S. Air Force, where he served 8 years of active duty, completing his service at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska. After 9-11, he felt compelled to find a way to serve his country again. He found the opportunity to serve again when he joined the Missouri Air National Guard in 2003. There he served as the Offensive Duty Officer for the 157 Air Operations Group. He later joined the Arkansas Air National Guard, from which he retired at the rank of Colonel in the fall of 2019.
During his time in the military, he met the love of his life, Tammy Hendren, to whom he has been married to for 34 years. Jim and Tammy have four children, Daniel-married to Bonnie , David-married to Kalli, Nick-married to Emily, and Molly-married to Andrew. They have 9 grandchildren.
Jim first ran for office in 1995, serving as State Representative for 3 terms, and then again in 2012, for State Senator from Arkansas' Second District, the office he holds today. In 2019, he was elected by his colleagues to be Senate President. Since being elected, Jim has fought to deliver results for hardworking Arkansas Taxpayers. He has sponsored and passed legislation to reduce government spending, eliminate red tape, and cut taxes by nearly $500,000,000. He also lead the effort to rescue the Arkansas Teacher's Pension plan from bankruptcy and pushed for work requirements for able-bodied working adults.
Today, more than ever, he is committed to protecting our Constitutional Rights and defending our freedoms, so the next generation of Arkansans can have the opportunity to live their American Dream.