Arkansas State Representative

Jimmy Gazaway

Republican  •  57th District 92nd General Assembly
Party
Republican
Past Service
First Term House 2017
Seniority
63
Religion
Christian
Occupation
Attorney
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Jimmy Gazaway
About Rep. Gazaway

Rep. Jimmy Gazaway is serving his second term in the Arkansas House.

For the 92nd General Assembly, Rep. Gazaway serves as co-chairperson of the Joint Performance Review Committee. He also serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House State Agencies & Govt'l Affairs Committee.  

Representative Jimmy Gazaway is an attorney and State Representative serving his second term as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives. Representative Gazaway represents District 57, which includes the cities of Paragould and Oak Grove Heights. A native of Paragould, Representative Gazaway has been an attorney in private practice there since 2006. From 2008-2017, Rep. Gazaway served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas where he gained extensive trial experience, successfully trying numerous jury trials including cases of capital murder, 1st-degree murder, 2nd-degree murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, rape, and others. In addition to his private practice, Rep. Gazaway has served as legal counsel to several municipalities.

Representative Gazaway is a 2003 graduate of Arkansas State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, graduating with honors and recognized as the outstanding graduate in political science for 2003. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law in 2006. He is a member of the Greene County Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce, Paragould Rotary Club, Paragould Young Professionals, and is a graduate of Leadership Paragould Class XIX.

Following the 2017-2018 legislative session, Representative Gazaway was named the 2017 Consumer Advocate of the Year by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association for his legislative contributions in protecting the civil justice system. He also received the Advocate of Justice award from the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, the Distinguished Legislator Award from the Arkansas Municipal League, and was named a 2018 Legislative Champion by the Arkansas Pharmacists Association.

Representative Gazaway resides in Paragould with his wife, Jessica, and daughter, Julianna.


Elected Terms

2019 (Jan 1st, 2019 — Dec 31st, 2020) 2017 (Jan 1st, 2017 — Dec 31st, 2018)

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Daily Summary for March 19, 2019
Daily Summary for March 19, 2019

With a vote of 91-0, the House passed HB1685. This bill increases the foundation funding for K-12 ed...

Daily Summary for March 18, 2019
Daily Summary for March 18, 2019

On Monday, House members began the 10th week of the Regular Session.With a vote of 87-0 and 4 member...

Week 9 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 9 of 2019 Regular Session

This week, the House passed legislation which will drastically change the way our communities respon...

Daily Summary for March 14, 2019
Daily Summary for March 14, 2019

With a vote of 82-0 and 10 members voting present, the House passed the Transformation and Efficienc...

Daily Summary for March 13, 2019
Daily Summary for March 13, 2019

The House State Agencies Committee advanced SB445. This bill states that the date of the primary ele...

Daily Summary for March 12, 2019
Daily Summary for March 12, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee advanced SB197. This bill clarifies that a law enforcement officer may...

Daily Summary for March 11, 2019
Daily Summary for March 11, 2019

On Monday, the House passed HB1523. This bill states a correctional or detention facility shall not...

Week 8 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 8 of 2019 Regular Session

Arkansas ranks forty-fourth in the nation when it comes to maternal mortality rates.  Maternal...

Daily Summary for March 7, 2019
Daily Summary for March 7, 2019

The House Education Committee advanced HB1409.  This bill provides 40 minutes of recess for ele...

Daily Summary for March 6, 2019
Daily Summary for March 6, 2019

The House Rules committee advanced HB1565.  This bill seeks to provide funding for a national c...

Daily Summary for March 5, 2019
Daily Summary for March 5, 2019

The House Education Committee advanced HB1569. This bill allows school districts to develop policies...

Daily Summary for March 4, 2019
Daily Summary for March 4, 2019

On Monday, the House passed two pieces of legislation addressing highway funding.In a vote of 71-26,...

Week 7 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 7 of 2019 Regular Session

In Arkansas, there are two ways to put a constitutional amendment on an election ballot.First, an in...

Daily Summary for February 28, 2019
Daily Summary for February 28, 2019

In a vote of 85-6, the House passed HB1437. This bill makes it a Class A misdemeanor if a mandated r...

Daily Summary for February 27, 2019
Daily Summary for February 27, 2019

The House State Agencies committee advanced HJR1018. This is a proposed constitutional amendment whi...

Daily Summary for February 26, 2019
Daily Summary for February 26, 2019

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced legislation outlining $95 million in additional fu...

Daily Summary for February 25, 2019
Daily Summary for February 25, 2019

With a vote of 78-13 and 2 members voting present, the House passed HB1489. This legislation address...

Week 6 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 6 of 2019 Regular Session

Close to 200 bills have been signed into law as we close the 6th week of the 2019 Regular Session.On...

Daily Summary for February 21, 2019
Daily Summary for February 21, 2019

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee advanced several pieces of legislation including HB1437....

Daily Summary for February 20, 2019
Daily Summary for February 20, 2019

The House State Agencies Committee advanced legislation addressing petitions for constitutional amen...

Daily Summary for February 19, 2019
Daily Summary for February 19, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee advanced several pieces of legislation including HB1126 wh...

Daily Summary for February 18, 2019
Daily Summary for February 18, 2019

We are now entering the 6th week of the session.On Monday, the House passed HB1403. This bill allows...

Week 5 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 5 of 2019 Regular Session

More than 140 bills have been signed into law during this session.There are hundreds of bills still...

Daily Summary for February 14, 2019
Daily Summary for February 14, 2019

In a vote of 82-14 with 2 members voting present, the House passed SB211. This bill cuts the top tax...

Daily Summary for February 13, 2019
Daily Summary for February 13, 2019

The House State Agencies Committee advanced HB1402. This bill requires special elections to be held...

Daily Summary for February 12, 2019
Daily Summary for February 12, 2019

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced SB211 this morning. This bill cuts the top tax rat...

Daily Summary for February 11, 2019
Daily Summary for February 11, 2019

In a vote of 96-0, the House passed HB1302, An Act to Create the Red Tape Reduction Collective Rulem...

Week 4 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 4 of 2019 Regular Session

This week, the House voted overwhelmingly to raise teacher salaries, increase a tax credit, and incr...

Daily Summary for February 7, 2019
Daily Summary for February 7, 2019

With a vote of 91-0, the House passed a bill titled the Teacher Salary Enhancement Act.  HB1145...

Daily Summary for February 7, 2019
Daily Summary for February 7, 2019

With a vote of 91-0, the House passed a bill titled the Teacher Salary Enhancement Act.  HB1145...

Daily Summary for February 6, 2019
Daily Summary for February 6, 2019

In a vote of 95-0, the full House voted in favor of HB1296.  This prohibits and occupational li...

Daily Summary for February 5, 2019
Daily Summary for February 5, 2019

The House Education Committee advanced several bills including HB1145, the Teacher Salary Enhancemen...

Daily Summary for February 4, 2019
Daily Summary for February 4, 2019

More than 600 bills have been filed and several bills are now making their way to the Governor’s des...

An Overview of Week 3 of Regular Session
An Overview of Week 3 of Regular Session

House members are now preparing for the fourth week of the 2019 Regular Session. We are expecting to...

Daily Summary for January 31, 2019
Daily Summary for January 31, 2019

The House has now completed the third week of the Regular Session.Today, the House Public Transporta...

Daily Summary for January 30, 2019
Daily Summary for January 30, 2019

The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced legislation that will allow a f...

Daily Summary for January 29, 2019
Daily Summary for January 29, 2019

The House Public Transportation Committee advanced several pieces of legislation today.HB1100 addres...

Daily Summary for January 28, 2019
Daily Summary for January 28, 2019

The House is now entering its third week of the Regular Session.On Monday, the House voted 94-0 to r...

Week 2 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 2 of 2019 Regular Session

The House has now wrapped up its second week of the Regular Session. More than 250 bills have been f...

Daily Summary for January 24, 2019
Daily Summary for January 24, 2019

On Thursday, the House passed legislation aimed at protecting employees when it comes to microchip t...

Daily Summary for January 23, 2019
Daily Summary for January 23, 2019

Members of the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee began hearing details on legi...

Daily Summary for January 22, 2019
Daily Summary for January 22, 2019

Two pieces of legislation addressing the opioid crises in Arkansas moved forward today.With a vote o...

Week 1 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 1 of 2019 Regular Session

Highway funding, tax cuts, teacher salaries, and transforming state government are just a few of the...

Daily Summary for January 17, 2019
Daily Summary for January 17, 2019

There are a few bills now making their way to the House floor as we are wrapping up the first week o...

Daily Summary for January 16, 2019
Daily Summary for January 16, 2019

In every session, one of the first pieces of legislation to be considered by the House is the resolu...

Daily Summary for January 15
Daily Summary for January 15

It was another historic day in the House Chamber as all newly elected constitutional officers took t...

Diversity in House membership
Diversity in House membership

Having a diverse membership helps the House of Representatives more effectively serve the people of...

About the Arkansas General Assembly
About the Arkansas General Assembly

There is a new rule taking effect this session which changes the way our many of our committees are...


Contact Representative Gazaway

Jimmy Gazaway
jimmy.gazaway@arkansashouse.org


800 West Court Street
Paragould, AR 72450
870-215-1243