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Jake Files' Biography

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Full Name:

Jake Files

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Michaela; 3 Children: Kate, Liz, Bella

Birth Date:

03/27/1972

Birth Place:

Norman, OK

Home City:

Fort Smith, AR

Religion:

Christian

Attended, Ouachita Baptist University

BS, Accounting, Arkansas State University, 1994, Grade Point Average of 3.7

Senator, Arkansas State Senate, 2010-2018

Candidate, Arkansas State House of Representatives, District 65, 2004

Representative, Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1998-2002

Former Member, Advanced Communication and Information Technology Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Arkansas Legislative Council Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission Oversight Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Budget Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Economic and Tax Policy Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Efficiency Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Joint Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Chair, Revenue and Tax Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Educational Institutions, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Electronic Filing Systems for Campaign and Finance Reports Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on PEER Review (Budget), Arkansas State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Policy Making, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs Committee, Arkansas State Senate

Former Member, Judicial Reform Task Force, 2010-2011

Owner, FFH Construction, Limited Liability Company, 2006-present

Partner, Foster, Files and Harris Limited Liability Company

Former Vice President of Development, ERC Properties, 2004-2006

Former President/Superintendent/Accountant, Fort Smith Christian School, 1997-2004

Former Accountanttec, Baldor Electric Company, 1994-1997

Board Member, Fort Smith Public School Foundation, 2012-present

Member, Eastside Baptist Church

Coach, Little League Baseball

Board, Sebastian/Crawford TEA Coalition

Awards:

2011 Advocate of Justice Award---Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys
2011 Distinguished Legislator Award--Arkansas Municipal League
2011 Legislative Leader Award--Arkansas State Chamber
2013 Legislative Leader Award--Arkansas State Chamber
2013 National Coalition of Capital--Champion of Small Business Award
2014 National Coalition of Capital--Champion of Small Business Award
2013 Journal of Tax Credits--State Legislator of the Year (National Award)i

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