Paul Bookout

Former Representative at Arkansas House of Representatives

Paul Bookout

Paul Bookout

Former Representative at Arkansas House of Representatives

Biography

Senator Paul Bookout of Jonesb
oro is the President Pro Tempore of the Arkansas Senate for
the 88th General Assembly. He
represents Senate District 14
, which includes Jonesboro and
portions of Craighead County. He
came to the Senate
with a wealth of l
egislative experience.
From 1999 to 2004 he repres
ented the Jonesboro area in the Arkansas House of
Representatives.
He was elected to the Arkansas
Senate by special election in
2006 after the death of his
father, longtime State Senator and former Pres
ident Pro Tempore Jerry Bookout. When Paul
was elected Pro Tem by his Senate colleagues
, Paul and Jerry Book
out became the first
father and son in Arkansas history to both
serve as President Pro Tem of the Senate.
In addition to his duties as
Pro Tem, Senator Bookout serv
es on the Senat
e Revenue and
Taxation Committee and the
State Agencies and Governmental
Affairs Committee. He is a
member of the Senate Effici
ency Committee, the Joint Budget
Committee, the Arkansas
Legislative Council, the Joint
Interim Committee on Legislative
Facilities and the Legislative
Joint Auditing Committee.
Regionally and nationally, Senator
Bookout works with legislators
as a member of the Energy
Council, the National Conference of State
Legislatures (NCSL), the Council of State
Governments (CSG) and t
he Southern Legislative
Conference (SLC).
He currently serves on the Bu
dget and Review Committee an
d Legislative Effectiveness
Committee of NCSL, Associates Advisory Co
uncil of CSG, and Agriculture and Rural
Development Committee and Human Services and
Public Safety Co
mmittee of SLC.
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Senator Bookout's public servic
e extends beyond the legislatur
e. He has served on several
boards, including the executive board of the
Jonesboro Comprehensive Learning Center and
St. Bernard's Hospice Board, wh
ere he served as president.
Born in El Dorado, Arkansas, Se
nator Bookout holds a bachelor’s
degree in political science
from Arkansas State University. He is admini
strative director for sy
stem relations for St.
Bernards Healthcare in Jonesbor
o. He and Sherry, his wife, ha
ve one son and one daughter.

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Paul Bookout
Former Representative at Arkansas House of Representatives
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

Arkansas State University is a public research university located in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Memberships
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Career History
Representative
1999 - 2004
Administrative Director for System Relations
Prior

TO ESTABLISH A CONTINUUM OF CARE TO PROVIDE CHRIST-LIKE HEALING TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION, TREATMENT, AND HEALTH SERVICES.

Senator from the 14th District
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Human Services & Public Safety Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed
Member, Executive Board
Prior
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