John Paul Capps

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John Paul Capps
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Arkansas State Senate District 29
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Radio Station Owner
John Paul Capps (b. April 17, 1934) is a former Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 29 from 2003 to 2011. He served as Senate Assistant President Pro Tempore.

Capps served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1963 to 1999. From 1983 to 1985 he was Speaker of the House.


Capps' professional experience includes owning a radio station.

Committee assignments



Capps was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arkansas Legislature.


On November 7, 2006, Capps won re-election to the 29th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[1]

Capps raised $37,659 for his campaign.[2]

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In 2006, Capps collected $37,659 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Arkansas Medical Society $2,000
Southwestern Energy Co. $2,000
Arkansas Healthcare Association $2,000
Stephens Group $1,495
ALLTEL $1,495


Capps and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children.

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Preceded by
Arkansas State Senate District 29
Succeeded by
Jonathan Dismang