|Arkansas State Senate District 24|
|2001-January 10, 2013|
|Base salary||$15,869 per year|
|Per diem||$136 per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|First elected||November 2002|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Arkansas House of Representatives|
|Crossett City Council|
|Bachelor's||University of Arkansas, Monticello (1971)|
|Master's||University of Louisiana, Monroe (1986)|
|Birthday||September 19, 1947|
|Place of birth||Monticello, Arkansas|
Jeffress was a member of the Crossett City Council from 1987 to 1993. He served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1997 to 2000.
He earned his BME from the University of Arkansas, Monticello, in 1971. He went on to receive his MME from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, in 1986. Jeffress was a Justice of the Peace for Ashley County Quorum Court from 1995 to 1996. He also worked as a Teacher for Crossett Public Schools from 1971 to 1999.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jeffress served on these committees:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee, Arkansas State Senate
- Legislative Council, Arkansas Assembly
- Joint Budget Committee, Arkansas Assembly
- Subcommittee on Claims
- Children and Youth Committee, Arkansas State Senate
- Education Committee, Arkansas State Senate, Chair
- Joint Energy Committee, Arkansas Assembly, Vice Chair
- Public Retirement and Social Security Programs Committee, Arkansas Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jeffress served on these committees:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
- Education Committee, Arkansas State Senate
- Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, Arkansas State Senate
- Senate Efficiency Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Jeffress raised $52,825 for his campaign.
Jeffress raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.
In 2008, Jeffress collected $52,825 in donations.
His eight largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Rural Arkansas Telecommunications||$2,000|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$2,000|
|Friedkin Business Services||$2,000|
|South Arkansas Telephone Co.||$2,000|
|Michael S. Morton||$2,000|
Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard
The Advance Arkansas Institute, an Arkansas-based nonprofit research and educational organization, released "Arkansas's Freedom Scorecard" in 2012 and 2013. The scorecard seeks to show how Arkansas legislators voted on the principles the Institute seeks to promote. It measures each state legislator in six categories, which include economic freedom, education reform, good government, personal liberty, small government and tax/budget policy. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute. Jeffress received a score of 57% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 26th out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.
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Jeffress and his wife, Candace, have four children.
- Official Arkansas State Senate website of Senator Jimmy Jeffress
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Jimmy Jeffress
- Campaign Contributions: 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000
|Arkansas State Senate District 24
| Succeeded by|
Keith Ingram (D)