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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



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

Contributor 2008 total
Arkansas Healthcare 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


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.[7] Gaskill received a score of 59 percent in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 57th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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