Kim Hendren

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Kim Hendren
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Arkansas House of Representatives, District 92
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)
Prior offices
Arkansas State Senate
District 9
2003-January 10, 2013, 1979-1982
Arkansas House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas (1960)
Date of birthFebruary 6, 1938
Place of birthGravette, Arkansas
Kim Hendren (b. February 6, 1938) is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 92. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Hendren previously served in the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 9 from 1979 to 1982 and from 2003 to 2013. He also served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2001 to 2002, on the Gravette City School Board and on the Gravette City Council.


Hendren earned his B.S. from the University of Arkansas in 1960. His professional experience includes working as an engineer and businessman.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Revenue and Taxation, Vice chair
Legislative Joint Auditing
Joint Energy


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hendren served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hendren served on these committees:



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. Kim Hendren was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]


On November 4, 2008, Hendren won election to the 9th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[3]

Hendren raised $24,302 for his campaign.[4]

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Hendren raised $86 in the 2010 election cycle.


In 2008, Hendren collected $24,302 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Stephens Group $3,000
Friedkin Business Services $2,000
Wal-Mart $2,000
Kraft Foods $2,000
American Electric Power $1,500


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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 percent) to the lowest (0 percent). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute.[6] Hendren received a score of 78% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 15th out of 34 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study. Hendren received a score of 77% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 2nd out of 35 members of the Arkansas State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Hendren and his wife, Marylea, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Slinkard (R)
Arkansas House District 92
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Arkansas State Senate District 9
Succeeded by
Bruce Holland (R)