Jon S. Eubanks

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Jon Scott Eubanks


Arkansas State Representative fo
District 74 (Franklin, (Logan, Scott, and Sebastia counties)
In office
2011–2013
Preceded by John Wells
Succeeded by Charlie Collins

Arkansas State Representative for District 84
Incumbent
Assumed office 
2013
Preceded by Butch Wilkins

Born October 1, 1951
Place of birth missing
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Janet Lee Eubanks (born 1953)
Children Chris, Nick, Stacy, and Andrew Eubanks
Residence Paris, Logan County, Arkansas
Alma mater Virginia Tech

Arkansas Tech University

Occupation Farmer

Certified Public Accountant

Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Jon Scott Eubanks (born October 1, 1951)[1] is a farmer and a Certified Public Accountant in Paris in Logan County in western Arkansas, who is a Republican state representative for District 74, which he has represented since 2013, includes parts of Logan, Franklin, Scott, and Sebastian counties. He represented House District 84 for a single term from 2011 to 2013, prior to decennial redistricting.

Background

Eubanks graduated from high school in Annapolis, Maryland. He attended Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, Virginia, and in 1990 received a degree in accounting from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville in Pope County. He is a past president of his local Farm Bureau and of the Paris division of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He is a former president of the Paris Rotary International. He and his wife, Janet, have four children, Chris, Nick, Stacy, and Andrew. The couple attends The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[2]

He is a former volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America.[3]

Political life

Prior to his legislative service, Eubanks served on the Paris School Board.[3]

In 2010, he was elected in House District 84 by defeating then Democrat David L. Rush, 3,990 votes (56.4 percent) to 3,085 (43.6 percent). The seat was vacated by the term-limited Democrat John Wells.[4] Switched to House District 74, Eubanks in 2012 defeated another Democrat, Daniel Wall, 7,257 (72.2 percent) to 2,788 (27.8 percent). The incumbent Democrat in the district, Butch Wilkins, was transferred to District 59 via redistricting.[5]

Eubanks is a member of the Arkansas Legislative Council and the House committees on (1) Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development, (2) Education, (3) Energy, and (4) Performance Review. He is a member of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council.[3]

In 2013 Eubanks joined the required majority to override the vetoes of Democratic Governor Mike Beebe to enact legislation to require photo identification for casting a ballot in Arkansas and to ban abortion after twenty weeks of gestation. He had co-sponsored both measures. Eubanks supported related pro-life legislation to ban abortion whenever fetal heartbeat is detected, to forbid the inclusion of abortion in the state insurance exchange, and to make the death of an unborn child a felony in certain cases. He co-sponsored a spending cap in the state budget, but the measure failed to gain approval by two votes in the House. Eubanks co-sponsored legislation to empower officials of higher education and religious institutions to engage in concealed carry of firearms for public safety. He voted to prohibit the governor from regulating firearms in an emergency. Eubanks supported legislation to make the office of prosecuting attorney in Arkansas is nonpartisan. He supported the bill, signed by Governor Beebe, to permit the sale of up to five hundred gallons per month of unpasteurized whole milk directly from the farm to consumers. He did not vote on a failed proposal to prohibit the closure of public schools based on declining enrollments over a two-year period.[6]

In 2011, Eubanks supported a dress code for public schools. He backed curriculum standards for biblical instruction in public schools. He voted for the Capital Gains Reduction Act and for a tax reduction on the utilities ting]] bill.[6]

References

  1. John Eubanks. mylife.com. Retrieved on January 26, 2022.
  2. Jon Eubanks, R-74. arkansashouse.org. Retrieved on January 4, 2014; information no longer accessible on-line.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jon Scott Eubanks' Biography. votesmart.org. Retrieved on November 23, 2020.
  4. District 84. ballotpedia.org. Retrieved on November 23, 2020.
  5. District 74. Ballotpedia.org. Retrieved on November 23, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jon Scott Eubanks' Voting Records. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on November 23, 2020.