Rebecca Burkes


Rebecca Burkes is a business owner and attorney and is serving her first term in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Rebecca earned her BA from the University of Texas, MSOM from the University of Arkansas, and JD from Baylor University. She began her career on the Wal-Mart Legal Team in Bentonville, Arkansas, and has spent more than 25 years in law, operations, and real estate development in the private sector in Northwest Arkansas. She also worked as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Law School and as Deputy Director and General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Heritage.

She currently lives in Springdale and is married to Aaron Burkes, a former Arkansas State Representative and current CEO of the Northwest Arkansas National Airport. They have two adult sons and enjoy spending time outdoors and hiking on Arkansas’s spectacular trail system.

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