|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Arkansas's 2nd district
January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Tim Griffin|
James French Hill
December 5, 1956
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Martha McKenzie(m. 1988)
|Education||Vanderbilt University (BS)|
James French Hill (born December 5, 1956) is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district. He was first elected in 2014 and took office on January 3, 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party.
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Arkansas's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas and includes the state capital of Little Rock, its suburbs and surrounding areas.
Hill graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Vanderbilt University.He pledged the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and served as president. He later attended the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management where he earned a certified corporate director designation.
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Hill served as executive secretary to President George H. W. Bush’s Economic Policy Council and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Corporate Finance.
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Hill founded and was the CEO and chairman of the Board Delta Trust and Banking Corporation in Little Rock until its acquisition by Simmons First Bank in 2014.
Hill decided to run for the 2nd district U.S. House seat after fellow Republican Tim Griffin decided instead to run for lieutenant governor. Hill then defeated Democrat Pat Hays, the mayor of North Little Rock,52 to 44 percent.
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Hill was renominated in the Republican primary over Brock Olree of Searcy (White County) and was reelected with 58% of the vote against former Little Rock School District Board President Dianne Curry, a Democrat, and Libertarian nominee Chris Hayes of North Little Rock.[ citation needed ]
The Little Rock School District is a school district in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. It is one of four public school districts in Pulaski County and encompasses 97.60 square miles (252.8 km2) of land nearly coterminous with the state's capital and largest city. As of the 2009-2010 school year, the district includes 50 schools, and had an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. It has 5 high schools, 7 middle schools, 29 elementary schools, 4 early childhood (pre-kindergarten) centers, 2 alternative schools, 1 adult education center, 1 accelerated learning center, 1 career-technical center, and about 3,800 employees.
In 2017, Arkansas's 2nd district was included on the initial list of Republican held seats being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.In the November 2018 general election, Hill defeated Democratic nominee Clarke Tucker with 52.1% of the vote to Tucker's 45.8%. Libertarian Joe Swafford received 2%.
As of September 2018, Hill had voted with his party 95% of the time in the current session of Congress and voted in line with President Trump's position 96.6% of the time.
On May 4, 2017, Hill voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and pass the American Health Care Act.
Hill voted in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
A ninth-generation Arkansan and Roman Catholic,Hill resides in Little Rock. He and his wife, Martha McKenzie, have two children.
|Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary Election, 2014|
|Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Patrick Henry Hays||103,477||43.60|
|Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary Election, 2016|
|Republican||French Hill (inc.)||86,474||84.54|
|Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Election, 2016|
|Republican||French Hill (inc.)||176,472||58.34|
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority |
|114th||Senate: J. Boozman • T. Cotton||House: R. Crawford • S. Womack • F. Hill • B. Westerman|
|115th||Senate: J. Boozman • T. Cotton||House: R. Crawford • S. Womack • F. Hill • B. Westerman|
|116th||Senate: J. Boozman • T. Cotton||House: R. Crawford • S. Womack • F. Hill • B. Westerman|