Senate District 18
The district includes parts or all of seven counties in Central Arkansas, including Saline, Perry, Conway, Van Buren, Cleburne, Faulkner and Pope. Within the district, Hot Springs Village, Fairfield Bay, Perryville, Bigelow, Morrilton, Hector, Clinton, Damascus, Quitman, Greers Ferry and Heber Springs are just a few of the popluation centers.
For the past 15 years Jason has been a committed professional, serving clients as a financial advisor in the insurance and financial services industry. He is the co-owner and a Managing Partner of Rapert & Pillow Financial in Conway, Arkansas. Jason is a lifelong resident of Arkansas and moved to Central Arkansas from his old hometown of Maynard in Randolph County. He grew up on a small cattle farm near Supply, Arkansas where his father and grandfather still own land and raise cattle today. Today, Jason and his family reside on their own cattle farm near Bigelow, Arkansas on the banks of the Arkansas River in Perry County.
In 1990, Jason and his wife Laurie moved to Conway, Arkansas in Faulkner County to attend the University of Central Arkansas. in 1993, he served as an intern in the 2nd Congressional District Little Rock office of Representative Ray Thornton. It was during this time that Jason really began to see how government worked in Arkansas. He graduated from UCA in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, double major emphasis in Political Science and Sociology. He was accepted to the University of Arkanas School of Law in Fayetteville in 1995, but quickly decided to change his career path and enter the corporate world of insurance and financial services.
Jason joined a large national insurance company in 1995 and served the company as a claims representative. Jason's potential in the legislative arena was recognized by the company and they knew his background included time as an intern for former Congressman Ray Thornton. The company utilized Jason as a legislative represenative during one legislative session and that time allowed Jason to see how Arkansas legislators handle the state's business firsthand.
During his career, Jason has always taken time to give back to his community and has served in leadership roles with various organizations including the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, The Conway Rotary Club, Conway Symphony Orchestra, Conway Christian School Foundation Board, Gideons International and the Faulkner County Leadership Institute. Jason is an ordained minister and in 2002, he founded Holy Ghost Ministries and HGM International, a faith based humanitarian mission organization that has funded and built water wells and sanitation facilities, built churches, conducted malaria net distributions, funded college scholarships, sponsored village feeding programs, funded microfinance loans to the underprivileged and leads teams of volunteers to Africa on a yearly basis.
In 1998, Jason opened an investment office in Conway, Arkansas. Since that time, Jason has worked one-on-one with individuals and small business owners as a financial advisor. This experience has given Jason a perspective on the day to day struggles families face as they work hard to save, plan and invest for their future. With the economic turmoil our country and state has endured since 2008, Jason's experience in this arena is valuable. Having a conservative senator in office that knows exactly how average Arkansas families feel about the economy, jobs and their concerns about the future, will be refreshing for the constituents of Senate District 18. He has strong convictions that have been formed about business ethics as he has seen his industry fall prey to people that have "crossed the line" and allowed greed to supersede their duty to represent the client's best interests. It is Jason's moral compass and ability to stand up for what he believes in that will make him a strong advocate for the rights of Arkansans to have a fair and equitable market in which to save and invest for their future. If elected as your new state senator, Jason will bring respect, integrity and trust to the Arkansas State Senate. The Arkansas legislature has plenty of former educators and lawyers in office, it is time we elect someone to office that has the professional experience and wisdom to lead Arkansas through the worst financial crisis our country has seen since the Great Depression.
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