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Hank Wilkins

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Hank Wilkins
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 17
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas State Senate District 5
2001 - 2011
Arkansas House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan (1975)
Ph.D.Philander Smith College
OtherSaint Paul Seminary (1981)
Date of birthDecember 13, 1954
Place of birthPine Bluff, Arkansas
ReligionUnited Methodist
Campaign website
Henry "Hank" Wilkins, IV (b. December 13, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998, serving until 2000, and was reelected in 2010.

Wilkins formerly served in the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 5 from 2001 to 2011.


Wilkins earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1975, his MDiv from Saint Paul Seminary in 1981, and his PhD from Philander Smith College. His professional experience includes working as a professor and a United Methodist Pastor.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wilkins served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Budget, Vice Chair
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Insurance and Commerce


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



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilkins ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 17. Wilkins ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and ran unchallenged in the November 6, 2012, general election as well.[1][2][3]


See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wilkins was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arkansas Legislature. He instead won the district 17 seat of the Arkansas House of Representatives. Wilkins ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[4]


On November 7, 2006, Wilkins won re-election to the 5th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[5]

Wilkins raised $58,595 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Hank Wilkins's campaign in 2010
Stephens Group$2,500
Arkansas Health Care Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $12,600


In 2006, Wilkins collected $58,595 in donations.[7]

His six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Arkansas Health Care Association $7,000
Southwestern Energy Co. $2,000
Mike Ross Congress $2,000
Stephens Group $2,000
Michael S. Morton $2,000
Ross Pharmacy $2,000


Wilkins and his wife, Phyllis, have two children.

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Preceded by
Stephanie Flowers
Arkansas House District 17
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Arkansas State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Stephanie Flowers