Republican Party of Arkansas
|Senate leader||Eddie Joe Williams|
|House leader||Ken Bragg|
|National affiliation||Republican Party|
|Seats in the Upper House||
24 / 35
|Seats in the Lower House||
64 / 100
The party is led by state chairman Doyle Webb, who was re-elected to serve a third term in December 2012. Webb, an attorney and former State Senator, was once chief of staff for the late Lieutenant Governor Winthrop Paul Rockefeller
The RPA's headquarters is on West 6th Street in downtown Little Rock. Ashley Wells serves as Finance Director. Alex Rountree serves as Political Director. Sarah Jo Reynolds serves as the Executive Director. Stephen Houserman serves as Communications Director.
Both parties exist in all fifty states. Historically, prior to the late 20th century, the Republican Party was much weaker than the Democrats in the former Confederate States of America, including Arkansas.
The Arkansas party did not hire its first paid executive director until 1970, when businessman Neal Sox Johnson, then of Nashville, Arkansas, assumed the position in the last year of Winthrop Rockefeller second term as governor of Arkansas. Johnson help the position until early in 1973, when he left Arkansas to take a high position with the former Farmers Home Administration in Washington, D.C..
Between 2010 and 2014, similar to what took place in neighboring Oklahoma, Arkansas Republicans won all four U.S. House seats, both U.S. Senate seats, all of the statewide offices, and supermajority control of both chambers of the Arkansas General Assembly.
Republican allied groups
There are five groups and these groups are: Arkansas Republican Hispanic Assembly, Arkansas Black Republican Caucus, Arkansas Federation of College Republicans, Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans and Arkansas Federation of Republican Women.
The Tusk Club is another arm of the Arkansas Republican Party.
Current elected officials
The Arkansas Republican Party controls all of the state's seven statewide offices. Republicans also hold both of the state's U.S. Senate seats and all four of the state's U.S. House seats.
Members of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
- Rick Crawford, 1st district
- French Hill, 2nd district
- Steve Womack, 3rd district
- Bruce Westerman, 4th district
- Governor: Asa Hutchinson
- Lieutenant Governor: Tim Griffin
- Attorney General: Leslie Rutledge
- Secretary of State: Mark Martin
- State Auditor: Andrea Lea
- State Treasurer: Dennis Milligan
- Commissioner of State Lands: John Thurston
- President Pro Tem of the Senate: Jonathan Dismang
- Senate Majority Leader: Jim Hendren
- Speaker of the House: Jeremy Gillam
Past Republican state chairmen
- Morris S. Arnold
- Charles T. Bernard
- Ed Bethune
- Len E. Blaylock
- Jim Caldwell
- Bob Cohee
- Osro Cobb
- Ken Coon
- John Paul Hammerschmidt
- Ben C. Henley
- Harlan Holleman
- Asa Hutchinson
- William Thomas "Tom" Kelly, Jr.
- Lynn Lowe
- Dennis Milligan
- Sheffield Nelson
- Odell Pollard
- Winthrop Paul Rockefeller
- William L. Spicer
- Bob Leslie
- William "Bill" Kelly
- Jeraldine D. "Jeri" Pruden
- Arkansas Outlook, Arkansas Republican Party newsletter, February 1973