Gene Jeffress

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Gene Jeffress
Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 25th district
In office
Arkansas House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1948-10-18) October 18, 1948 (age 66)
Political party Democratic
Occupation teacher
Website Jeffress for Congress

Harmon "Gene" Jeffress (born October 18, 1948) is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he serves as a member of the Arkansas Senate, representing District 25 since 2003.


Jeffress earned his Bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Arkansas, Monticello, in 1971. He is a former teacher.[1]

Jeffres served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002. He joined the Arkansas Senate in 2003. He is ineligible to run for re-election to the State Senate due to term limits.

Jeffress ran in the 2012 elections for the United States House of Representatives, representing Arkansas' 4th congressional district. He and Q. Byrum Hurst, Jr. defeated D. C. Morrison in the May 22 Democratic primary and advanced to the June 12 primary runoff election. Jeffress defeated Hurst in the runoff and faced Republican Tom Cotton in the general election on November 6, 2012,[2][3] losing the race to Cotton.[4]


Jeffress and his wife, Cynthia, have three children. They reside in Louann, Arkansas.[5] His brother, Jimmy Jeffress, is also a member of the Arkansas Senate.[6]


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  2. ^ Arkansas Secretary of State - Unofficial primary runoff results
  3. ^ "Gene Jeffress defeats Q. Byrum Hurst in District 4". 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  4. ^ JEANNIE NUSS, Associated Press (2012-11-07). "Cotton defeats Jeffress to win Ark. US House seat". Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ Nelson, Rex (2011-07-06). "A south Arkansas boyhood". NWAonline. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 

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Preceded by
Arkansas State Senate District 25
Succeeded by