Rep. Austin McCollum is serving his fourth term in the Arkansas House. He represents District 8 which includes a portion of Benton County.
Rep. McCollum was elected House Majority Leader in 2020. During his tenure as Majority Leader in the 93rd General Assembly, he composed an aggressive conservative agenda that lowered licensing hurdles, restrained government growth, and protected the welfare system for the truly needy — while making it more difficult for bad actors to defraud taxpayers.
In the 94th General Assembly, Rep. McCollum serves on the House Public Transportation Committee and the House Agriculture, Forestry, and Economic Development. Much of his legislative work focuses on reducing barriers to work for Arkansans, lowering taxes, and limiting the size of government. Understanding there is still much opportunity for improvement in these areas, Rep McCollum is taking an active role in recruiting, training, and investing in future conservative leaders in the state.
Rep. McCollum is a graduate of the University of Tulsa. When he’s not doing the people’s work, he works in retail business analytics. Austin resides in Bentonville with his family and is a member of Cross Church Pinnacle Hills. He likes the idea of pickleball but has not yet played.