Rep. James Ratliff of Imboden is serving his second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 60, which includes Lawrence County, and parts of Greene and Independence counties.
For the 89th General Assembly, Rep. Ratliff serves on the Eudcation committee. Rep. Ratliff is apart of the Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development and also the Arkansas Legislative Council committee.
For the 88th General Assembly, Rep. Ratliff servesd on the House Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Forestry and Natural Resources. He also served on the House Judiciary Committee, the Joint Performance Review Committee, and the Rural Fire Departments Study Committee.
Rep. Ratliff graduated from Lynn High School. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Arkansas State University. He has been a board member of the Arkansas Fair Managers Association, and the Lawrence County chapter of the Farm Bureau. He was president of the Lawrence County Fair and is a member of the Lawrence/Randolph Cattle Association. He is a former quorum court member. A high school agri teacher, he as been recognized Ag Teacher of the Year three times.
In his free time, Rep. Ratliff enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing with his grandkids. He and his wife, Georgia, attend the Baptist Church. They have two grown children.