Arkansas US Senators
Sen. John Boozman (R)
141 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4843
1401 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 155
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 372-7153
Fax: (501) 372-7163
1120 Garrison Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: (479) 573-0189
Fax: (479) 573-0553
John Boozman is Arkansas’s senior U.S. Senator and the dean of the state’s Congressional delegation.
Raised in Fort Smith, John graduated from Northside High School and went on to play football for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks while completing his pre-optometry requirements. He graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in 1977 and entered private practice that same year co-founding a family business with his brother that would ultimately become a major provider of eye care to Northwest Arkansas.
John serves on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, commonly referred to as the Helsinki Commission, and the Congressional Study Group on Europe (CSGE), a bipartisan organization dedicated to frank and candid dialogue between American lawmakers and their peers in European capitals and Brussels. He also serves as one of six Congressional Regents on the Smithsonian Institute's Board of Regents.
First elected to the Senate in 2010, John was sworn in for a second term on January 3, 2017. Prior to serving in the Senate, he represented the people of the Third District of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
John, 66, is married to the former Cathy Marley and they currently reside in Rogers, AR. The couple has three daughters and two granddaughters.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R)
Washington D.C. Office
124 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2353
1108 South Old Missouri Road
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: (479) 751-0879
Fax: (479) 927-1092
Cotton was raised on a cattle farm near the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. He attended Harvard University (A.B., 1998) and then Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 2002. After working as a clerk for the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, he briefly practiced law privately before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 2005. Declining an offer to serve as a military lawyer, he became an infantry officer and underwent training as a ranger. He completed tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and later served in the United States as a platoon leader in the Old Guard, the military unit responsible for conducting burial ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. He earned the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge, among other awards.
After leaving active duty in 2009, Cotton went to work for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. Popular within the Tea Party movement, he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and easily won the election. After taking office the following year, he pursued a conservative agenda, opposing same-sex marriage, gun control, and defense-spending cuts. He also voted against many of Pres. Barack Obama’s initiatives, notably the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In 2014 Cotton ran for the U.S. Senate, and he defeated the Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor in the hotly contested election. During the campaign, Cotton married Anna Peckham, an attorney.