| United States Senator |
January 3, 1997 –January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||David Pryor|
|Succeeded by||Mark Pryor|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Arkansas's 3rd district
January 3, 1993 –January 3, 1997
|Preceded by||John P. Hammerschmidt|
|Succeeded by||Asa Hutchinson|
|Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives|
1985 – 1992
Young Timothy Hutchinson
August 11, 1949
Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S.
Donna Jean King
(m. 1970;div. 1999)
Randi Fredholm(m. 2000)
|Relations|| Asa Hutchinson (brother)|
Kim Hendren (brother-in-law)
Jim Hendren (nephew)
|Children||3 (including Jeremy and Timothy)|
|Residence|| Fort Smith, Arkansas (1984–2003)|
Alexandria, Virginia (2003–present)
|Education|| Bob Jones University (B.A.)|
University of Arkansas (M.A.)
Young Timothy Hutchinson(born August 11, 1949) is an American Republican politician, lobbyist, and former United States senator from the state of Arkansas.
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Hutchinson was born in Bentonville in northwestern Arkansas, the son of John Malcolm Hutchinson, Sr. (1907–91) and Coral Virginia (Mount) Hutchinson (1912–98). He was reared on the family farm in nearby Gravette. He graduated with a B.A. from Bob Jones University and received an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas (1990).
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He currently is a lobbyist and is a resident of Alexandria, Virginia. He is married to Randi Fredholm Hutchinson, an attorney in Washington, D.C. He was the first Republican to have been elected to the U.S. Senate in Arkansas since 1879.
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Hutchinson served in the Arkansas House of Representatives representing part of Fort Smith from 1985 to 1992. In 1992, he ran for the Republican nomination in Arkansas's 3rd congressional district after the popular 26-year incumbent John P. Hammerschmidt announced his retirement. He defeated a fellow Republican state lawmaker Richard L. Barclay of Rogers, for the Republican nomination. He faced Democrat John VanWinkle, an attorney from Fayetteville, in the general election, and won by only 7,500 votes—a margin of five percent. He owed his victory to a 10,000-vote margin in his native Benton County. It was the second-closest margin in the 3rd, one of the most Republican districts in the South, which Hammerschmidt had represented since January 1967. The only closer race was in 1974, when Bill Clinton came within 6,300 votes of ousting Hammerschmidt. Clinton narrowly carried the 3rd in his successful run for President, a presumed factor in the closeness of the 1992 congressional race.
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The district reverted to form in 1994, and Hutchinson was reelected with 63 percent of the vote.
Hutchinson ran for the Senate seat being vacated by popular Democrat David Pryor in 1996. Initially, the leading Republican candidate was Lieutenant Governor Mike Huckabee. When Democratic Governor Jim Guy Tucker resigned after being convicted of mail fraud, however, Huckabee assumed the governorship and dropped out of the Senate race;Hutchinson entered soon after and captured the Republican nomination. He would face state Attorney General Winston Bryant in the general election. Even though native son Bill Clinton carried the state by a 17-point margin over Bob Dole in the presidential race, Hutchinson defeated Bryant 53%-47% in the Senate election, largely by running up the votes in his congressional district. He became the first Republican Senator from Arkansas since Reconstruction, and the first to be popularly elected.
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His voting record was strongly conservative: he is pro-life, supports tax cuts, supports de-regulation of the economy, supports the death penalty and a Constitutional amendment banning flag burning, opposes same-sex marriage, and opposes expanding hate crimes legislation. In 1998, Hutchinson joined two other Republican Senators, Bob Smith of New Hampshire and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, in opposing President Bill Clinton's nomination of James Hormel, an openly gay man, as United States Ambassador to Luxembourg.Hormel was later confirmed as ambassador in a recess appointment.
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Senator Hutchinson honored the Little Rock Nine in the award ceremony for their Congressional Medals of Honor.
Hutchinson faced Arkansas Attorney General Mark Pryor, David Pryor's son, in his 2002 re-election campaign. During his term as U.S. Senator, Hutchinson had divorced his wife of almost three decades, Donna, a former Arkansas state representative, and married an aide in 2000. Hutchinson denied any impropriety, and Pryor refused to make the matter an issue in the campaign, but the well-publicized divorce substantially hurt his popularity. Pryor was also helped by the presence of his still popular father in a campaign commercial.Hutchinson lost to Pryor by eight points, making him the only Republican incumbent to be defeated that year. Jim Keet, the 2010 Arkansas Republican gubernatorial nominee, operated Hutchinson's Little Rock office for a time prior to 2002.
Hutchinson joined the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Dickstein Shapiro in January 2003 as a senior adviser.As of March 2016, Hutchinson serves as a senior director at the Washington, D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig.
Hutchinson married his second wife, Randi Fredholm Hutchinson, a former senior member of staff, in 2000.He and his first wife, Donna Hutchinson, divorced in 1999 after 29 years. They have three sons: Jeremy Hutchinson, a former state representative; Timothy Chad Hutchinson, also a former state legislator; and Joshua Luke Hutchinson.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
John P. Hammerschmidt
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Arkansas's 3rd congressional district
| U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Arkansas |
Served alongside: Dale Bumpers, Blanche Lincoln
|Party political offices|
No nominee in 1990
Ed Bethune in 1984
| Republican Party nominee for United States Senator from Arkansas (Class 2) |
No nominee in 2008
Tom Cotton in 2014