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Jim Bob Duggar

James Robert "Jim Bob" Duggar (born July 18, 1965) is a real estate agent and television personality on the reality series 19 Kids and Counting. He is a former state legislator who served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002. Duggar was born in Springdale, Arkansas, the son of Jimmy Lee Duggar (1936–2009), who operated several local businesses, and Mary Duggar (born 1941), a homemaker and ice cream store owner. Duggar has an older sister, Deanna. From 1999 to 2002, Duggar served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for the sixth district, which included part of northern Washington County, Arkansas. Duggar was vice chair of the House Corrections and Criminal Law Subcommittee and also participated in the Insurance and Commerce Committee and Judiciary Committee. He also ran in the Republican Party of Arkansas primary election for the United States Senate in 2002, but lost to Tim Hutchinson. Duggar sought the Republican nomination to the Arkansas State Senate District 35 seat in 2006, but lost to candidate Bill Pritchard by 200 votes. He is a licensed realtor, and owns several commercial properties in his local area as an investor. In 1984, he married Michelle

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Josh Duggar stepped out of the shadows and into the frizzy light, thanking his dad for his unwavering support. Josh delivered the video message to Jim Bob on Father's Day, chronicling his… READ MORE >

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- 414 days ago
Duggars Are Wrong ... Molestation Case was NOT Sealed

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are full of it when they say the Springdale, Arkansas Police Chief had an agenda in releasing the "sealed" molestation case ... so says the city's top… READ MORE >

- 416 days ago
Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar -- Our Girls Were Victimized More By Media than Josh (VIDEO)

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Girls Were Victimized More By Media than Josh

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- 416 days ago
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar -- Josh Made 'Bad Choices' (VIDEO)

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Josh Made 'Bad Choices'

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- 417 days ago
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar -- Covered Up Molestation

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Covered Up Molestation

Josh Duggar's parents knew he repeatedly molested his five-year-old sister but failed to notify authorities for at least 16 months ... this according to a just-released police report. According to… READ MORE >

- 417 days ago
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar -- We're Ready To Talk About the Molestation

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
We're Ready To Talk About the Molestation

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are breaking their silence about their son molesting young girls, including some of their own daughters, and they're doing it on Fox News Channel.… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago
TLC's '19 Kids and Counting' -- If You're Betting, Put $20 on Cancellation

TLC's '19 Kids and Counting'
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- 424 days ago
Duggar Family -- NYC Burger Feast Costs a FORTUNE for 23 People!

Duggar Family
NYC Burger Feast Costs A Fortune for 23 People!

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