My name is Aaron Pilkington and I represent Arkansas' 69th District in the House of Representatives. I'm a fifth generation Arkansan and make my home in Clarksville.
I'm running for re-election to continue to bring economic growth to the 69th District. This will not only bring new jobs to the area, but higher paying jobs. I'm also running to continue to protect your second amendment rights, protect the rights of the unborn, and work to make healthcare more affordable for all Arkansans.
While in office, I have established myself as a strong conservative, with a solid voting record. I ended my first session with an ACU score of 89% and an award of conservative achievement. I also was awarded a 30 under 30 distinction by Red Alert Politics.
I championed legislation that eliminated unnecessary regulations that impeded economic growth. I sponsored and co-sponsored legislation to give Medicaid patients more choices, protect the unborn, promote financial literacy in education, and help establish true constitutional carry in Arkansas.
I believe that the conservative principles that have made this country great will do the same for Arkansas. Vote for me on November 6th to continue building a better Arkansas.
I believe with all my heart that Arkansas's greatest days are right around the corner, but we need to fight for Arkansas' future. Arkansas should remain a place where hard work and freedom result in opportunity and prosperity.
Arkansans must understand they’re in a global competition for investment, for innovation, and for talent. We must destroy the burdensome tax code that is crushing innovation and holding people back. With more freedom, we can become a desirable destination for American businesses and a player on the world's economic stage.
The Arkansas education system is in need of reform. U.S. News and Report ranked Arkansas 42nd in the nation in 2018. Our students need the tools to make it not only to graduation, but to excel into their careers. And our teachers need the freedom to get them there.
Finally, healthcare is Arkansas needs to be affordable and accessible to all Arkansans. That's why during my time in office, I drafted legislation with the help of Dennis Smith, a veteran of the Reagan and Bush administration, and Cindy Gillespie, Romney’s former healthcare advisor to create a unique healthcare care approach, unlike any in the United States. The Provider Led-Organized Care Model, passed into law in 2016, will save the state hundreds of millions of dollars in the next five years, while at the same time eliminating a disastrous waitlist list for those waiting to get behavior health and developmental disabilities services.
Rep. Aaron Pilkington is a fifth generation Arkansan. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science with a Masters in Healthcare Administration. Pilkington is a third generation healthcare administrator. His father was previously the CEO of Johnson Regional Medical Center, and his grandfather ran White County Medical Center until his death.
Aaron Pilkington was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2016, defeating a longtime time Democrat dynasty. During his session, Pilkington served on the House Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee and the House City, County, and Local Affairs Committee.
Pilkington is the second son of Michelle Lynn and Albert Walton Pilkington III. Pilkington has two brothers, Albert Walton Pilkington IV and Austin Lynn Pilkington. He is engaged to Emmaline Epperson and the two will marry on February 16, 2019.
Aaron Pilkington is a Ronald Reagan Republican and a conservative, who believes in the power of the individual. He believes that the government that governs best governs least. Aaron is Pro-Life, Pro-Second Amendment, Pro-School Choice, and opposes any new taxes.