Rep. Gary Deffenbaugh of Van Buren is serving his fourth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 79, which includes part of Crawford County.
Rep. Deffenbaugh earned a bachelor's degree in education from Ouachita Baptist University. He is a retired teacher and coach, and in his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and traveling. He and his wife, Carolyn, are Southern Baptist. They have two grown children.