Gary Deffenbaugh

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Gary Edwin Deffenbaugh

Arkansas State Representative
for District 79
Assumed office 
January 2013
Preceded by Mike Patterson

Arkansas State Representative
for District 66
In office
January 2011 – January 2013
Succeeded by Josh Miller

Born April 25, 1949
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carolyn Mae Deffenbaugh
Residence Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas
Alma mater Ouachita Baptist University

(Arkadelphia, Arkansas)

Occupation Educator and coach

Gary Edwin Deffenbaugh (born April 25, 1949) is a retired educator and coach from Van Buren in Crawford County in western Arkansas, who is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives. Since 2013, he has represented District 79; from 2011 to 2013, he represented House District 66.[1] He was unopposed for a sixth two-year legislative term in the general election held on November 3, 2020.[2]

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.[2]

In the 2010 Republican primary in District 66, Deffenbaugh defeated Kevin R. Holmes, 1,226 votes to 719. In the 2010 general election, he defeated Democrat Dianna K. Faucher, 5,113 votes to 1,851.[2]

Deffenbaugh serves on these House committees: the Legislative Council, Education, Public Retirement and Social Security; City, County, and Local Affairs.[2]


  1. Gary Deffenbaugh. Retrieved on December 16, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gary Deffenbaugh. Retrieved on December 16, 2020.