Home  »  Bio

Colonel Douglas House, US Army, Retired, (Doug)  Candidate for Arkansas House District 40


I am running for the Arkansas House of Representatives because I have a duty to serve others, a duty instilled in me by my parents, my church and my teachers.  This is why I joined the military when I was 17, and why I ask to serve in the House of Representatives.  My background in Fiscal, Budgetary, and Contracting Law and representing 10,000 Soldiers, Airmen and their families before the Legislature is the kind of experience we need at the State Capitol.    


Home Address:  8923 Bridge Creek Road, Cato, NLR, AR 72120.

Campaign Address:  PO Box 8048, Gravel Ridge, Jacksonville, AR 72078


Telephone (501) 833-3977 (message) (501) 590-1055 (cell)


Military Service:  US Army and Arkansas Army National Guard 1971-2009, 10 + years enlisted, 10 + years as an Infantry Officer, and 18  as a Judge Advocate (JAG.)  Joined as Private, Retired as Colonel.  Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge, and Legion of Merit.  Served in Iraq June 07-December 2008



Sylvan Hills High School, 1971

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, BA, Political Science, 1976.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Juris Doctorate 1980.

Highest Military Education: US Air Force Air War College.

Professional Admissions and Relevant Associations:

United States Supreme Court                                                 Arkansas Supreme Court, Bar #80063

United States District Court, E&W Dists Ark.                      United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals                    Arkansas Bar Association

Pulaski County Bar Association                                             National Guard Association of Arkansas and US

Disabled American Veterans                                                  Veterans of Foreign Wars

American Legion                                                                    Military Officers Association

National Rifle Association                                                      American-Israel Public Affairs Committee

Republican Party (Pulaski & Faulkner Counties)                   House Republican Caucus (Anticipatory Member)

Chambers of Commerce: Conway, Maumelle, Mayflower, Sherwood, Jacksonville, and Cabot



Faith: Christian

Sylvan Hills Community Church, Sherwood (Teach Sunday school and Board Member)

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, North Little Rock.


Law Practice and Employment Summary:

Veterans and Military Representative for Congressman Tim Griffin, 3 January 2011–20 January 2012

US Army Staff Judge Advocate, 1990 – 2009, active duty attorney for Arkansas National Guard.

Deployed to Iraq June 07-December 08.  Served under General David Patraeus, assigned to State Department

Equal Employment Officer, (civil service)  1986 – 1990.

Private Practice, Attorney at Law, 1980 –1986, Heber Springs, AR.

Employed since I was fourteen.


Married to Anita Hilger House of Providence, White County, Arkansas.  Anita is a Farmer and a retired schoolteacher.  Doug and Anita have two children, Son, Nathan House of Austin, Ark owns-operates an indoor shooting range in Sherwood and is an Army Veteran (Iraq.)  Daughter-in-law Angela is a substitute teacher and homemaker. Daughter, Kelli Mayfield of Maumelle is a jeweler in her mother’s family business.  Son-in-law Lance is a Sherwood Police Officer.  Father Grover L. House, Jr. and Mother, Mary Alice House live on Lake Conway.  Father is a semi-retired steel fabrication manager and Mother is a retired probation officer.