Ben (Ben) Gilmore (R-SS01)
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Arkansas State Senate
Room 320 State Capitol Building 500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

District Office:
PO Box 1197
Crossett, AR 71635
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2026
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairJoint Committee on Energy
Co-ChairSubcommittee on Special Language
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Executive
Vice ChairJoint Legislative Council
MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary
MemberJoint Committee on Boys State
MemberSubcommittee on Counties and Municipalities
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
MemberSenate Committee on Children and Youth
MemberJoint Committee on Budget
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Hospital and Medicaid Study
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Higher Education
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Charitable, Penal and Correctional Institutions
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Personnel
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Policy-Making
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Highway Commission Review and Advisory
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Medical Marijuana Oversight
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Claims Review/Litigation Reports Oversight
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Employee Benefits Division Oversight
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Occupational Licensing Review
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Review
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on PEER (Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review)
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Lottery Oversight
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Administrative Rule Review
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Game and Fish/State Police
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Administrative Rules
Ex-OfficioJoint Committee on Legislative Auditing
Counties Representing
Baxter / Benton / Boone / Marion / Searcy / Washington


Senator Ben Gilmore was elected to the Senate in November 2020 and was sworn in on January 11, 2021. He is serving his first term with the Arkansas Senate.

Senate District 26 includes Ashley, Bradley, Chicot and Drew Counties and parts of Cleveland, Desha and Lincoln Counties.

During the 93rd General Assembly, Senator Gilmore is a member of the Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development. He also serves on the Joint Performance Review Committee and the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, as well as on several subcommittees.

Senator Gilmore is a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 24, which outlines the legal use of physical force or deadly physical force in self defense. It is also known as a "Stand Your Ground Law." He is the Senate sponsor for House Concurrent Resolution 1002, to encourage greater collaboration among healthcare providers, law enforcement officers, educators, elected public officials and community leaders in reducing the abuse of prescription drugs in Arkansas.

Senator Gilmore lives in Crossett. He attended Liberty University and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. After college he became a field representative for U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman and then worked as the Deputy Chief of Staff/Communications Director for the Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin.

Senator Gilmore is a member and trustee of First Baptist Church of Crossett. He is a committee member of the Crossett Committee for the Future and a board member of the Friends of the Crossett Public Library.