Mike Beebe


State of Arkansas

Little Rock

Age: 65


Mike Beebe

Approaching his fourth regular legislative session as governor, Mike Beebe has made continued reduction of the state sales tax on groceries a centerpiece of his agenda, though legislators have pursued even more tax cuts. Born in Jackson County, Beebe is a 1968 graduate of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro and a 1972 graduate of the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville. He practiced law in Searcy for several years and spent 20 years in the state Senate before starting his single term as the state's attorney general in 2003.