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Douglas House
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 40
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSylvan Hills High School, 1971
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1976
J.D.University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, 1980
Military service
Service/branchArkansas Army National Guard and US Army
Years of service1971-2009
CitationsBronze Star
Office website
Campaign website
Douglas House is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


House earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1976 and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 1980. His professional experience includes working as a private practice attorney. House served in the Arkansas Army National Guard and US Army from 1971 to 2009.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, House served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Joint Budget, Vice chair
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, House served on the following committees:



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Douglas House was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]


House ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 40. House ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Steven McNeely (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas House 65% 7,067
     Democratic Steven McNeely 35% 3,797
Total Votes 10,864

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for House is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, House raised a total of $39,110 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[6]

Douglas House's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 40 Won $39,110
Grand Total Raised $39,110


House won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, House raised a total of $39,110.


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In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
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House and his wife, Anita Hilger House, have two children and four grandchildren.

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Preceded by
Barry Hyde (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 40
Succeeded by