|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Arkansas's 2nd district
January 3, 2015
James French Hill
December 5, 1956
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Martha McKenzie (m. 1988)
|Education||Vanderbilt University (BS)|
James French Hill (born December 5, 1956) is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district. He was first elected in 2014 and took office on January 3, 2015.
Hill graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Vanderbilt University. He pledged the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and served as president. He later attended the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management where he earned a certified corporate director designation.
Hill decided to run for the 2nd district U.S. House seat after fellow Republican Tim Griffin decided instead to run for lieutenant governor. Hill then defeated Democrat Pat Hays, the mayor of North Little Rock, 52 to 44 percent.
Hill was renominated in the Republican primary over Brock Olree of Searcy (White County) and was reelected with 58% of the vote against former Little Rock School District Board President Dianne Curry, a Democrat, and Libertarian nominee Chris Hayes of North Little Rock.
In 2017, Arkansas's 2nd district was included on the initial list of Republican held seats being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018. In the November 2018 general election, Hill defeated Democratic nominee Clarke Tucker with 52.1% of the vote to Tucker's 45.8%. Libertarian Joe Swafford received 2%.
|Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary Election, 2014|
|Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Patrick Henry Hays||103,477||43.60|
|Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary Election, 2016|
|Republican||French Hill (inc.)||86,474||84.54|
|Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Election, 2016|
|Republican||French Hill (inc.)||176,472||58.34|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
|Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority