In November of 2012 Bob was elected to the Arkansas State House of Representatives for District 97 which includes parts of Carroll, Madison, and Washington Counties. In the House, Bob serves on the Judiciary Committee, State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, Arkansas Legislative Council, and numerous other subcommittees. Bob is also the chairman of the Joint Energy Committee and Claims Review Committee.
Bob Ballinger graduated High School in Tulsa, OK and obtained his BA in Social Studies Education from Northeastern State University where he graduated magna cum laude, served as President, Phi Alpha Theta (historical honor society), and was a member of the Redman football team. After graduation Bob held an Oklahoma State Teacher Certification in Social Studies and taught and coached in Public Schools in Sapulpa, OK.
Bob completed his JD in December 2004 at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville where he graduated with honors, was on Law Review, was a recipient of the Charles Thomas Pearson Fellowship for promoting professional ethics in the legal profession, and served as Executive V.P. of the Federalist Society.
Bob lives in Hindsville, Arkansas, is married to his wife Jessica and has six children ages 21 to 2 years.