Mike Beebe
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Mike Beebe

Democrat

Arkansas Attorney General, Governor

Searcy, Arkansas

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Mike Beebe

Arkansas Attorney General, Governor
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Mickey Dale Beebe (, BEEB) (born December 28, 1946) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 45th Governor of Arkansas from 2007 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Amagon, Arkansas, Beebe is a graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Beebe entered private practice as an attorney before being elected to the Arkansas Senate in 1982. Beebe served five terms in the Arkansas Senate from 1983 to 2003 and served as President of the Senate during his last term. Beebe was elected Attorney General of Arkansas in 2002, where he served one term from 2003 to 2007. A member of the Democratic Party, Beebe ran for the governorship in 2006, winning in an uncontested Democratic primary and defeating former U.S. Representative Asa Hutchinson in the general election with 56% of the vote. Beebe was elected to a second term in 2010, defeating former State Senator Jim Keet with 64% of the vote in contrast to fellow Democrat Blanche Lincoln who lost her second re-election bid in a 58-37 landslide. Beebe, who was restricted from running in the 2014 election due to term limits, left office on January 13, 2015. Beebe currently serves on the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. and has endorsed Medicaid work requirements since leaving office.

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Experience

Education

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University of Arkansas School of Law
JD
1972
Arkansas State University
BA Political Science
1968

Past Positions

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Governor
State of Arkansas
2007 - 2014
Attorney General
State of Arkansas
2002 - 2007
Senator
Arkansas State Senate
1982 - 2002
Former President Pro Tempore
Arkansas State Senate
United States Army Reserves
1968 - 1974
Attorney
Lightle, Beebe, Raney, Bell, and Hudgins, Attorneys At Law

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Member
Board of Trustees, Arkansas State University
1974 - 1979
Chair
Central Arkansas General Hospital Board of Directors
Member
Searcy Chamber of Commerce
Member
White County Bar Association
Member
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
American Trial Lawyers Association
Senior Warden
Trinity Episcopal Church