BioSenator Jason Rapert is serving his second term in the Arkansas Senate. Elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012, he currently represents Senate District 35, which is comprised of parts of Faulkner and Perry Counties. Currently, in the 89th General Assembly, he is chairman of Senate Insurance & Commerce and vice chairman of Joint Public Retirement & Social Security Programs. He holds membership on the following committees- Senate Education; Senate Rules, Resolutions & Memorials; Arkansas Legislative Council Joint Budget (JBC); Joint Performance Review; JBC-Peer Review; Economic and Tax Policy and Arkansas Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight Committee. Senator Rapert is the Senate Co-Chair of the Arkansas Legislative Oil & Natural Gas Caucus and serves on the executive committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL).
During the 88th General Assembly, he served as chairman of the Senate Financial Institutions Subcommittee and vice-chairman of Senate Insurance and Commerce. He was also chairman of the bipartisan Fayetteville Shale Caucus. Senator Rapert also held membership on the following committees and subcommittees- Joint Budget Committee; Arkansas Legislative Council; Legislative Joint Auditing; JBC-Peer Review; ALC-Review; Senate Judiciary; Senate Children and Youth; Joint Public Retirement and Social Security Programs; Legislative Joint Auditing-Counties and Municipalities; ALC-Hospital and Medicaid Study Subcommittee; ALC-Litigation Reports Oversight Subcommittee; Economic and Tax Policy; and Boys State. Senator Rapert was a recipient of the 2011 Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association Advocate of Justice Award.
Regionally and nationally, Senator Rapert works with other legislators from across the country as a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the American Legislative Exchange Councils (ALEC). Throughout his legislative career, he has served on NCSL¡¦s Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee.
Senator Rapert is currently or has been involved with numerous political, community, civic and volunteer organizations over the years-
„h Rotary International, Member,
„h Conway Rotary Club, Past President,
„h Rotary International District 6170, Past Assistant Governor,
„h Gideons International, former Vice President,
„h Conway Christian School Foundation, Board of Directors,
„h Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors,
„h Conway Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors,
„h Faulkner County Leadership Institute, Class of 2002,
„h Faulkner County Republican Party, Member,
„h The Republican National Committee, Member,
„h Arkansas Republican Party Tusk Club, Member,
„h Future Farmers of America, Alumni Association member,
„h Arkansas Farm Bureau, Member,
„h Arkansas Cattlemen's Association, Member,
„h Angus Association, Member,
„h National Rifle Association, Life Member,
„h Sanctuary of Hope Church, Ordained Minister,
„h Christians United For Israel, Member, and
„h Central Arkansas Fiddlers Association, Member.
Senator Rapert is financial advisor and co-owner of Rapert & Pillow Financial in Conway.
He is also the president and founder of Holy Ghost Ministries, Inc. of Arkansas and HGM International, a faith-based humanitarian mission organization with projects in Ghana West Africa and The Philippines. Since 2004, he has served in the mission field eight times and has led several mission teams to Africa.
A lifelong resident of Arkansas, Senator Rapert earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He is married to Laurie Tyler Rapert. They have two children.