Gary Meggs

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Gary Meggs
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Candidate for
Arkansas House of Representatives District 9
Military service
Service/branchAir Force/National Guard
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Gary Meggs was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 9.

Meggs has worked for 22 years as a public school educator. He has also worked as the UAM Director of Bands for 11 years. In addition, he has served a total of 22 years in the Air Force/National Guard.


Campaign themes


Meggs' campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • "JOBS - So our children and grand children have an opportunity to live in Southeast Arkansas and raise their families"
  • "Less corporate tax state wide so we can compete with surrounding states bringing in new business"
  • "Southeast Arkansas children deserve all the opportunities that children in North Arkansas enjoy"
  • "Expansion of the University of Arkansas at Monticello as an economic engine to ignite the economy"
  • "Teachers and Administrators need better resources and less state and federal government interference"
  • "Arkansas District 9 should be a Free Enterprise Zone to attract large businesses"



Meggs ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 9. Meggs ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and was defeated by Sheilla Lampkin (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheilla E. Lampkin Incumbent 57.4% 5,815
     Republican Gary Meggs 42.6% 4,322
Total Votes 10,137


Meggs is married and has four children and three grandchildren.

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