Rep. John W. Catlett of Rover is serving his second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 73, which encompasses Yell County.
For the 89th General Assembly, Rep. Catlett will serve on the Joint Budget Committe, State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the committee for Education.
For the 88th General Assembly, Rep. Catlett served on the House Public Transportation Committee, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Waterways and Aeronautics. He also serves on the Joint Budget Committee, Joint Performance Review Committee, Legislative Joint Auditing, and the House Insurance and Commerce Committee.
Rep. Catlett is a graduate of Rover High School and Arkansas Tech University. A veteran and retired Arkansas State Trooper. He was named Arkansas State Trooper of the Year in 1998. Rep. Catlett is a poultry and cattle farmer, as well as a commercial pilot. He is on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors and is active in the Yell County Cattlemen's Association. He serves on the board of directors for Yell County Special Services. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and flying airplanes in his spare time. He and his wife, Cheri, have one son and one daughter.
They were named Yell County Farm Family of the Year in 1998 and Arkansas Western District Farm Family of the Year in 1999.