State Rep. Howard Beaty has announced his intentions to seek re-election for the Arkansas State House (District 95). The district includes all of Ashley and Chicot counties.
Rep. Beaty is currently serving his first term and already has one of the most conservative voting records in the legislature. In his first term, Beaty kept his promise to protect our shared values by co-sponsoring and voting for pro-life and pro-Second Amendment measures, as well as legislation that protected religious liberty and implemented school choice. Beaty was also a strong and effective advocate for economic development and the forestry industry in Southeast Arkansas.
“When I first announced for office in 2020, I promised the citizens of my district that I would be the conservative voice representing them at the Arkansas State Capitol and work to bring economic growth to Southeast Arkansas,” Beaty said. “I have kept that promise with my 100% pro-life voting record and defending our Second Amendment rights, religious freedoms, and individual liberties, and I will continue to advocate and fight to create jobs in my district. It has been an honor to serve the people of Southeast Arkansas, and though we’ve accomplished a lot together, we have much more to do. That’s why I am excited to announce my re-election campaign. To the voters of District 95, thank you for your trust and confidence. With your continued support, we can make Southeast Arkansas the best place to call home.”
During the 2021 legislative session, Representative Beaty:
• Was the lead House sponsor of Act 71, a new law that encourages efficiency in Arkansas emergency management and protects Arkansas’s interests when working with other states during an emergency response.
• Helped pass Act 451, allowing the State Highway Commission to issue special permits for the transportation of forestry equipment—making it easier for the forestry industry, one of Arkansas’s biggest industries, to operate.
• Co-sponsored the largest tax cut in Arkansas history and voted for Act 1013, which substantially cut the used car sales tax for families
• Co-sponsored Act 309, a law banning abortion in the state of Arkansas.
About Howard Beaty
Howard Beaty serves as an Arkansas State Representative and the President of the Crossett Economic Development Foundation. He has 30 years of experience in banking and economic development. Beaty serves as a board member of the Friends of Crossett Public Library and the Crossett Rotary Club. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation and an Eagle Scout. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University. Beatty resides in Crossett, Arkansas, and is a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett where he serves as a trustee, chair of the facilities use committee, and a member of the budget committee.