Bob Johnson (Arkansas state senator)
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|Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 25th district
|Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Bobby Hogue|
|Succeeded by||Shane Broadway|
|Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 18th district
October 23, 1962 |
Little Rock, Arkansas
Bob Johnson (born October 23, 1962) is a Democratic former member of the Arkansas State Senate and of the Arkansas House of Representatives. He was President Pro Tempore of the Senate for the 87th General Assembly session from 2009 to 2011.
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He served three terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1995 through 2000. He was HKouse Speaker in 1999 and 2000. Thirty-five at the time he became Speaker, he was then youngest man in Arkansas history to hold that position. Johnson is one of a handful of Arkansas legislators who have served both as Speaker of the House and as President Pro Tem of the Senate.
Johnson served in the Senate from 2001 to 2011, when he retired because of term limits. He represented Senate District 18, which comprises Conway, Perry, and Van Buren counties and portions of Cleburne, Faulkner, Pope, and Saline counties. As Senate President Pro Tem, he was in line to be acting governor when both the governor and the lieutenant governor are out of the state at the same time. He was a member of the Senate Committee on Insurance and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs, as well as the Joint Budget Committee, the Joint Performance Review Committee and the Senate Efficiency Committee.
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