Jimmy GazawayRepublican • 57th District 91st General Assembly
- Past Service
- First Term House 2017
Representative Jimmy Gazaway
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.