Ron McNair (Arkansas politician)

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Ronald Dean "Ron" McNair

Arkansas State Representative
for District 98 (Boone
and Carroll counties).
Assumed office 
January 2015

Born June 5, 1950
Place of birth missing

Long-term resident of
Alpena, Arkansas

Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Phyllis McNair
Children Two children
Religion Christian

Ronald Dean McNair, known as Ron McNair (born June 5, 1950), is a businessman from Alpena, Arkansas, who has been since 2015 a Republican state representative for District 98 in Boone and Carroll counties in the northwestern portion of his state.[1]

McNair was first nominated for the House in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014, when he narrowly edged out opponent Jeff Boggs, 1,344 votes (50.7 percent) to 1,308 (49.3 percent). In the 2016 primary, he won more handily over intraparty opponent, John Arthur Hammerschmidt of Harrison, 2,568 (55.8 percent) to 2,031 (44.2 percent). the son of former U.S. Representative John Paul Hammerschmidt (1922-2015) of Arkansas' 3rd congressional district, the Republican who defeated Bill Clinton in the 1974 party primary and was the first member of his party since Reconstruction to serve in the U.S. Congress.[2]

He was unopposed in both the 2018 and 2020 reelection bids. Representative McNair serves on these House committees: (1) Joint Energy, (2) Agriculture, Forestry, and Economic Development, and (3) Public Transportation.[3]:

A 1968 graduate of Alpena High School, he is the owner of Ron's Auto Service. He and his wife, Phyllis, have two children.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ronald McNair. Retrieved on February 18, 2021.
  2. Bill Bowden (April 2, 2015). Ex-lawmaker Hammerschmidt, 92, dies. Retrieved on February 18, 2021.
  3. Ron McNair. Retrieved on February 18, 2021.