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Bill Gwatney
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Chair of the Arkansas Democratic Party
In office
2007 – August 13, 2008
Preceded by Jason Willett
Succeeded by David Pryor
Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 19th district
In office
1993 – January 13, 2003
Succeeded by Terry Smith
Personal details
Born August 26, 1959
Died August 13, 2008(2008-08-13) (aged 48)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Political party Democratic
Children Christian and Chase

Bill Gwatney (August 26, 1959 – August 13, 2008) was an American politician. He served as the State Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. Prior to being State Chair, he was a State Senator for ten years. He had also been the financial chair for Mike Beebe's run for Governor of Arkansas in 2006. He owned three car dealerships in Pulaski County. Gwatney was selected as a superdelegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, but died before the convention. He was replaced by his widow Rebecca Rankin.

On August 13, 2008, Gwatney was killed by Timothy Dale Johnson, who entered Democratic Party headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas and shot Gwatney three times. Gwatney was taken to a hospital, but died later that day.

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