Rep. Lane Jean of Magnolia is serving his third term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 2, which includes parts of Lafayette, Miller, and Columbia counties.
For the 90th General Assembly, he serves as Chair of the Joint Budget Committee. He also serves on the committee on Revenue and Taxation, Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development, Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, the Joint Committee on Economic and Tax Policy, and the Joint Committee on Energy.
For the 89th General Assembly, he served on the Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee; the Revenue and Taxation Committee, the Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs, and the Joint Budget Committee.
Rep. Jean graduated from Magnolia High School. He attended Abilene Christian University and graduated from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia with a bachelor's degree in history. He works in timber, real estate and cattle farming. He is a past mayor of Magnolia and he served on the Columbia County Quorum Court. He served as an Arkansas Department of Economic Development Commissioner for three years and he was a member of the Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Columbia County Cattlemen Association and the Arkansas Municipal League.
He enjoys spending time outdoors in his free time. He and his wife, Judy, are members of the Church of Christ, and they have two grown children and one grandchild.