Rep. Kim Hammer of Benton is serving his third term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 28, which includes part of Saline County.
For the 90th General Assembly, he serves on the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, the Committee on City, County and Local Affairs, Arkansas Legislative Council, the Joint Budget Committee, Member of the General Assembly Appointed to Assist with Girls State, the Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Health Reform Legislative Task Force, the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, and he serves as chairperson of the Joint Performance Review Committee.
For the 89th General Assembly, he served on the Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor, the Committee on City, County and Local Affairs, and also served as chair of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee.
For the 88th General Assembly, he served on the Committee on Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs, where he was vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Legislative, Military, and Veterans Affairs. He also served on the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, where he was vice-chair of the State Agencies Subcommittee. In addition, he served on the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Hammer was raised in Damascus, Arkansas. He graduated from Southside High School in Bee Branch, and Trinity College of Bible in Newburgh, Indiana. He works as hospice chaplain at Saline Memorial Hospital. He has been involved with several community organizations, including the Benton Booster Club. He received the Minute Man Award from the Arkansas National Guard, and the Pinnacle Award from MSMS in Little Rock.
In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Karen, attend the First Baptist Church in Benton. They have three children.