Jim House

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Jim House
Arkansas House of Representatives District 89
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Farrier, Self-Employed
Jim House was a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 89th District from 2007 to 2011.

House is a self-employed farrier. He previously worked as an Area Manager for the Arkansas Department of Health, and served as a Sergeant in the United States Army, Vietnam.

House is a member of the Farm Bureau, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Cattleman's Association, American Farriers Association, Vice President of the Arkansas Public Health Association, and President of the Arkansas Society of Professional Sanitarians.[1]

Issue positions

House provided answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not respond when asked his legislative priorities.[2]

Committee assignments

House's sponsored legislation includes:

For a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

House lost re-election to the 89th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the May 18 primary.[3] He was defeated by Republican Charlie Collins in the November 2 general election.[4]


On November 4, 2008, House won re-election to the 89th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, defeating opponent Gene Long (R).[5]

House raised $56,740 for his campaign, while Long raised $46,369.[6]

Arkansas State House, District 89 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim House (D) 8,252
Gene Long (R) 6,923

Campaign donors


Below are House's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Assoc $3,000
Arkansas Democratic Party $2,500
Arkansas Democratic House Caucus Leadership $2,000
Stephens Group $2,000
Mark Pryor for US Senate $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arkansas House District 89
Succeeded by
Charlie Collins