Jim Hendren

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Jim Hendren
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Arkansas State Senate District 2
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
State Senate Majority Leader
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolGravette High School, 1981
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas, 1984
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1984-1992
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Campaign website
Jim Hendren is a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He currently serves as State Senate Majority Leader.


Hendren earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1984. His professional experience includes working as owner and operator of Hendren Plastics Inc. Hendren served in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1992.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
City, County and Local Affairs
Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials
Joint Energy
Joint Budget
Legislative Council


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



Hendren ran for election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 2. Hendren ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hendren is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hendren raised a total of $21,503 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 5, 2013.[4]

Jim Hendren's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 2 Won $21,503
Grand Total Raised $21,503


Hendren won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hendren raised a total of $21,503.


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In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[5]

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Hendren and his wife, Tammy, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Randy Laverty (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 2
Succeeded by