Billy Gaskill

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Billy Gaskill
Arkansas House of Representatives District 78
Former officeholder
In office
2007 - January 10, 2013
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
ProfessionDentist, retired
Office website
Billy Gaskill was a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 78th District from 2007 to 2013.

Gaskill is a retired dentist. He is a veteran of WWII and Korea.[1]

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Children and Youth
  • Subcommittee on Litigation Reports Oversight, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Human Services, Chair


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

  • Subcommittee on Aging
  • Subcommittee on Charitable, Penal, and Correctional Institutions
  • Subcommittee on Game and Fish/State Police
  • Subcommittee on Health Services


Gaskill's sponsored legislation includes:

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



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gaskill won re-election to the 78th district seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the May 18 primary.[2] He defeated Independent Ronnie Spence in the November 2 general election.[3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 78 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Billy Gaskill (D) 3,848
Ronnie Spence (I) 2,430


On November 4, 2008, Gaskill won re-election to the 78th District Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

Gaskill raised $20,606 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Billy Gaskill's campaign in 2010
Arkansas Health Care Association$3,000
Stephens Group$1,250
Arkansas Medical Society$1,000
CVS Caremark$1,000
Arkansas Realtors Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $15,576


Below are Gaskill's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Health Care Assoc $3,000
Stephens Group $2,000
Doctors Anatomic Pathology Services P A $1,000
Medco Health Solutions Inc & Affiliates $1,000
Wal-Mart $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arkansas House District 78
Succeeded by
George McGill (D)