Charlene (Charlene) Fite (R-SH080)
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Capitol: 501.682.7771
FAX: 501.682.1936
District: 479.414.1818
Arkansas House of Representatives
Room 350 State Capitol Building 500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

District Office:
PO Box 7300
Van Buren, AR 72956
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Tom Fite   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs
MemberSubcommittee on Early Childhood
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Children and Youth
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Higher Education
MemberJoint Committee on Energy
MemberHouse Committee on Education
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Aging and Legislative Affairs
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Legislative, Military, and Veteran's Affairs
MemberSubcommittee on Charitable, Penal and Correctional Institutions
MemberSubcommittee on Claims Review
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Hospital and Medicaid Study
MemberSubcommittee on PEER (Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review)
MemberSubcommittee on Game and Fish/State Police
MemberJoint Legislative Council
Counties Representing
Crawford / Randolph / Sharp / Washington


Rep. Charlene Fite is serving her fifth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. She represents District 80, which includes portions of Crawford and Washington counties.

For the 93rd General Assembly, Rep. Fite serves as Chairperson for the House Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative & Military Affairs Committee. She also serves on the House Education Committee, the Joint Energy Committee, and the Arkansas Legislative Council.

Rep. Fite is a retired school Psychology Specialist. She attended the Univerisity of Tennessee and received her B.S. in deaf education and then went on to receive her M.Ed. in special education from the University of Arkansas. Rep. Fite has served on the Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates in Crawford County, the Board of Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas, and the Board for Bost Development Centers.

She was recognized in 2017 as Women's Own Worth (WOW) Woman of the Year and received the Domestic Peace Award from the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She was also presented the Joe T. Robinson Award by the Arkansas National Guard.

Rep. Fite lives with her husband Tom and has six children and seven grandchildren.