Rebecca (Rebecca) Burkes (R-SH011)
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Capitol: 501.682.7771
FAX: 501.682.1936
District: 501.291.2302
Arkansas House of Representatives
Room 350 State Capitol Building 500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

District Office:
P.O. Box 895
Lowell, AR 72745
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Planning
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Sales, Use, Miscellaneous Taxes and Exemptions
MemberHouse Committee on Revenue and Taxation
MemberHouse Committee on City, County and Local Affairs
MemberJoint Committee on Performance Review
Counties Representing
Ashley / Chicot / Desha / Jefferson / Lincoln


Rebecca grew up in Richardson, Texas, earning her BA from the University of Texas, MSOM from University of Arkansas, and JD from Baylor University. She has spent more than 25 years in law, operations, and real estate development in the private sector. She has worked for Specialized Real Estate Group, Wal-Mart, and founded The Burkes Company - a successful residential & commercial real estate development, construction, and brokerage company.

​ Rebecca has a passion for serving in the public sector. She worked as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Law School & Luther College, and as Deputy Director and General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Heritage.

​ Rebecca moved to Northwest Arkansas after law school, and currently lives in Springdale. She is married to Aaron Burkes, a former Arkansas State Representative and current CEO of the Northwest Arkansas National Airport. They have two adult sons, Nathan and Nicholas, and enjoy spending time outdoors and hiking on the trail system in the area.