John Payton (Arkansas politician)

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John Russell Payton

Arkansas State Representative
for District 64 (Baxter, Cleburne, Marion, Searcy, and Stone counties)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Stephanie Malone

Born January 22, 1967
Place of birth missing
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rhonda Carol Payton
Children Ambre, Justin, and Tyler Payton
Residence Wilburn, Cleburne County, Arkansas
Alma mater Missouri Auction School (Kansas City)
Occupation Businessman
Religion Independent Baptist

John Russell Payton (born January 22, 1967)[1] is an auctioneer and automobile dealer from Wilburn, Arkansas, who is the Republican state representative for District 64 in Baxter, Cleburne, Marion, Searcy, and Stone counties. Since 2013, he has represented District 64, which encompasses Baxter, Cleburne, Marion, Searcy, and Stone counties. His current term expires in January 2023.[2]

In his first election in 2012, he defeated the Independent Dennis Knapp, 7,670 votes (60.7 percent) to 4,967 (39.3 percent).[3] In 2021, Payton is the House Majority Whip. He serves on these House committees: Joint Budget, Joint Performance Review, State Agencies and Governmental Affairs, Public Health, Welfare, and Labor.[2]

Payton is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, Missouri, and owns Payton Dodge Chrysler Jeep & Ram. in Beebe in White County.[3]

He and his wife, Rhonda Carol, have three children, Ambre, Justin, and Tyler Payton. He is an Independent Baptist, a member of Grace Baptist Church in Heber Springs.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 John Payton (Russell). Mylife.com. Retrieved on February 19, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 John Payton. Arkansas House of Representatives. Retrieved on February 19, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 John Payton (Arkansas). Ballotpedia.org. Retrieved on February 19, 2021.