Jimmy Gazaway

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Jimmy Dale Gazaway

Arkansas State Representative for District 57 (Greene County)
Assumed office 
January 2017
Preceded by Mary Broadaway

Born December 30, 1980
Greene County
Citizenship American
Political party Republican 
Spouse(s) Jessica L. Gazaway
Children Julianna Gazaway 
Residence Paragould, Arkansas
Alma mater Arkansas State University

William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Occupation Lawyer

Jimmy Dale Gazaway (born December 30, 1980)[1] is an attorney from his native Paragould, Arkansas, who is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 57, which encompasses Greene County in the eastern portion of his state.[2] 

Gazaway graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and received his law degree in 2006 from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has maintained a private law practice since 2008 and from 2008 to 2016 was a deputy prosecuting attorney in Greene County. He and his wife, Jessica L. Gazaway, an art teacher at Greene County Tech High School in Paragould, have one child, Julianna Gazaway.[2]

Gazaway was elected to his House seat in 2016 to succeed the Democrat Mary Broadaway, also a Paragould attorney. Broadaway did not seek reelection.[3] Gazaway serves on these House committees: (1) City, County, and Local Government, (2) Judiciary, and (3) Rules.[2] A conservative Republican, Gazaway voted to ban abortions for sex-selection and supported the establishment of certain restrictions on abortion providers. He also co-sponsored the state law requiring personal identification as a condition for voting in Arkansas. Gazaway  voted against the failed legislation to require Internet retailers to collect Arkansas state sales taxes. He also supported concealed carry of weapons on Arkansas college campuses.[4]

See also


  1. Jimmy D. Gazaway. Mylife.com. Retrieved on October 8, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jimmy Gazaway's Biography. Project Vote Smart (October 19, 2015). Retrieved on October 8, 2017.
  3. Gazaway Seeks GOP Nod in Arkansas House District 57. Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved on October 8, 2017.
  4. Jimmy Gazaway's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart.