Jim (Jim) Petty (R-SS29)
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Capitol: 501.682.6107
FAX: 501.682.2917
District: 479.650.4108
Arkansas State Senate
Room 320 State Capitol Building 500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

District Office:
500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Janet   
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairSubcommittee on Medicaid
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Revenue and Tax
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Review
Vice ChairSubcommittee on PEER (Performance Evaluation & Expenditure Review)
MemberSubcommittee on Policy-Making
MemberSubcommittee on Educational Institutions
MemberJoint Committee on Performance Review
MemberSenate Committee on City, County and Local Affairs
MemberSubcommittee on Occupational Licensing Review
MemberJoint Legislative Council
MemberJoint Committee on Legislative Auditing
MemberJoint Committee on Budget
Counties Representing
Faulkner / Lonoke / Pulaski / White


Senator Jim Petty was elected to the Senate in 2022 was sworn in on opening day of the 94th General Assembly. He represents District 29, which includes Crawford County and parts of Washington County.

Senator Petty is serving as vice chair of Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee. He is a member of the Senate City, County and Local Affairs Committee, the Joint Performance Review (JPR) Committee, the Joint Budget Committee, the Arkansas Legislative Council and the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee.

Senator Petty is a small business owner and a CPA. He is on the executive leadership team of a multi-state real estate firm. Senator Petty has served on several boards and committees with the American Institute of CPAs. He currently serves on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Affordable Housing Advisory Board.

After college, Senator Petty began volunteering at the Boys and Girls Clubs and still is an active volunteer. He received multiple state and national awards for his years of service to the Boys and Girls Clubs. Senator Petty and his wife, Janet, have been married for more than 35 years and they have lived in Van Buren for over 26 years. They have two adult children and one granddaughter. Senator Petty is an avid runner and has completed in several marathons.