Jack Ladyman

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Jack Ladyman
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 59
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Campaign website
Jack Ladyman is the Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 59. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Ladyman graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. His professional experience includes working as a small business owner and as an engineer.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Revenue and Taxation
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs


Campaign themes


Ladyman's website emphasized the following campaign themes:[2]

  • I will promote Northeast Arkansas, Craighead County and Jonesboro throughout the state. Craighhead County is one of the stronger economic regions of the state and our story needs to be told.
  • I choose to be positive and work to improve conditions and not be negative or pessimistic on the issues.
  • I am Pro-life and opposed to abortion.
  • I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I oppose gay marriage.
  • I oppose the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the Private Option. I think there are better solutions to issues confronting our health care system.
  • I am opposed to new taxes and prefer to let people invest their money in our communities the way they wish.
  • I believe local control of government is much better that a one plan fits all government in Little Rock and Washington DC.
  • I support our military and our veterans. My father served in World War II and my brother served in Vietnam. I believe we should take care of our military who fought to obtain and protect our freedom.
  • I am for creating good paying jobs in Northeast Arkansas that will be there for our children and grandchildren. This can be done by reducing the regulatory burden on large and small businesses and providing infrastructure to all businesses to prosper.[3]



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. Ron Carroll was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jack Ladyman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Carroll was defeated by Ladyman in the general election.[4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 59 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Ladyman 55.7% 3,581
     Democratic Ron Carroll 44.3% 2,844
Total Votes 6,425


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Political offices
Preceded by
Butch Wilkins (D)
Arkansas House District 59
Succeeded by