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Governor appoints 32 to boards, commissions

Governor appoints 32 to boards, commissions

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Billy "Scott" Berna, Fayetteville, to the Burial Association Board.  Appointment expires December 31, 2016.  Replaces Donald Martin.

Steve Case, Batesville, reappointed to the Boiler Advisory Board.  Appointment expires January 14, 2016.

John Chambers III, Danville, reappointed to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees.  Appointment expires January 14, 2016.

Robert Coon, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Service Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2015.

Fred Fowlkes, Vilonia, to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2019.  Replaces Alec Farmer.

Georgette Garner, Eureka Springs, reappointed to the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2018.

L.J. Bryant launches state representative campaign

L.J. Bryant launches state representative campaign

Thursday L.J. Bryant of Grubbs filed for and announced his candidacy for Arkansas State Representative, District 52.   Bryant said that his campaign will focus on the encouragement of job creation and economic growth in Northeast Arkansas.  District 52 includes portions of Poinsett, Jackson, Craighead, and Independence Counties.

Bryant grew up in Weiner and Grubbs and owns four Tax and Accounting firms in Jonesboro, along with a working farm in Poinsett County.  He currently serves as Director of Economic Development for the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, where he has been extremely active in attracting new business and industry to the area. 

Prosecutor joins congressional race in east Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor who helped negotiate the deal that freed the men known as the West Memphis Three has joined the Democratic race for an east Arkansas congressional seat.

Prosecutor Scott Ellington filed paperwork Thursday to run for the party's nomination for the 1st Congressional District. Ellington made his bid official shortly before the noon deadline for candidates to file.

Ellington is the third Democrat running to challenge Republican Congressman Rick Crawford. State Rep. Clark Hall and Arkansas State University economist Gary Latanich have also filed for the seat.

Ellington says he believes he's the Democrat who can defeat Crawford in November.

As prosecutor, Ellington agreed to a deal that allowed the West Memphis Three to plead guilty to the murder of three Cub Scouts while still maintaining their innocence.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Beebe appoints 25 to boards, commissions

Beebe appoints 25 to boards, commissions

GOVERNOR BEEBE ANNOUNCES 25 APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

 

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Kathy Burl, North Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training.  Appointment expires January 14, 2015.

 

Bradford Caldwell, Wynne, reappointed to the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority.  Appointment expires January 14, 2016.

 

The Honorable Chris Claybaker, Camden, reappointed to the Arkansas Fire and Police Pension Review Board.  Appointment expires January 1, 2016.

 

Dr. Richard Cohoon, Russellville, reappointed to the Arkansas Geological Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2019.

 

Gov. Beebe to appear in Batesville Thursday

Gov. Beebe to appear in Batesville Thursday

Governor Beebe's Schedule for March 1 - 8

 

Thursday, March 1

10:30 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Batesville Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Independence Hall, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, 2005 White Drive, Batesville

 

Monday, March 5

10:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe participates in the Arkansas Children's Hospital's 100th Anniversary Celebration

Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock

 

Tuesday, March 6

12:00 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the 2012 Governor's Conference on Tourism

Southland Park, 1550 North Ingram Boulevard, West Memphis

 

7:00 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Hot Springs Fifty for the Future Banquet

2 Democrats make congressional bids official

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two Democrats have made their bids for Republican-held congressional seats official as the filing period for state and federal office continues.

Democratic congressional hopefuls Ken Aden and Clark Hall on Monday filed paperwork to run for a pair of congressional seats. Aden is seeking the 3rd congressional district seat held by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack and Hall is seeking the 1st congressional district seat held by U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford.

Hall, a state representative, is one of two Democrats who have announced a bid to challenge Crawford's re-election bid. Arkansas State University economist Gary Latanich has also said he'll seek the Democratic nomination.

Aden is the only Democrat expected to file for Womack's seat.

The one-week filing period ends Thursday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Hall running to represent District 1

Hall running to represent District 1

Clark Hall released the following statement today upon filing as an official candidate for Congress in Arkansas' First District.  Hall will host an online town hall with First District voters afterward at www.ustream.tv/channel/clark-hall-for-arkansas at 5:30 p.m.  He will answer questions submitted by voters during and leading up to the town hall at news@clarkhallforarkansas.com.

Statement By Hall:

“Our Congress is broken and not willing to make tough choices to move our country forward.  We all understand in Arkansas, in tough times, you need tough leaders to make tough choices.  I’m tired of the nonsense going on in Washington.  It’s time we rolled up our sleeves and fixed the problem.