Rodger Paxton

State Representative, 51st District, Arkansas

Election Date: April 20, 2012



Phone: (901) 371-7190
About the Candidate: 

Rodger was born at Crittenden Memorial Hospital (now Crittenden Regional Hospital) and was raised in West Memphis. He graduated from West Memphis High School in 1994. He graduated with an Associates of Science in Computer Network Systems from ITT Technical in 2004 and moved to Marion in 2005. Rodger is a Network Manager for Strategic Behavioral Health and has worked in the IT field for over 15 years. He and his wife, Jessica Paxton, home school two boys. Rodger says, “As a working home school family with a stay-at-home mother, we understand the struggles of every day Arkansans. I will work hard to reduce (and eventually revoke) the property tax and income tax laws in Arkansas. The current tax burden for our fellow citizens is way too high and must be reduced. This starts by reducing the size and scope of government in our everyday lives.” Rodger is a member of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) and he and his sons are members of The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Arkansas. He has been politically active since working on his mother's West Memphis City Council race in 1992. He is currently the State Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas and spearheaded the process to gain ballot access for the LPAR for the first time in history, which took a year and $50,000 in donations. He also held the First District Representative position for the LPAR before being elected as State Chairman in 2010.”