February 22, 2016

Hillary for Arkansas Announces Leadership Council

Little Rock, AR – Today, Hillary for Arkansas announced the Leadership Council – a group of over 150 elected officials, community, and grassroots leaders who will help build a grassroots-driven volunteer team that will help Hillary Clinton win the Arkansas primary on March 1st. Clinton’s Arkansas leadership council will be led by former Governor Mike Beebe, Senators David Pryor and Mark Pryor, former Undersecretary for Rural and Community Development Bob Nash, and many others.
These individuals share Hillary Clinton’s commitment to breaking down the barriers to a better future for us all by raising the minimum wage, making college affordable, expanding access to health care, and protecting civil rights.
“These Arkansans know that as President, Hillary Clinton will continue to fight on behalf of our families, just as she always has,” said Hillary for Arkansas Press Secretary Mary Rutherford Jennings. “In contrast to Senator Sanders, Hillary Clinton doesn’t make big campaign promises she can’t keep or propose plans that don’t add up. From co-founding Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, chairing the Arkansas Rural Health Advisory Committee, and expanding access to early childhood education through the HIPPY program, Hillary Clinton has been fighting for children and families her entire life, getting results right here in Arkansas.”
Members of the public can sign up at https://www.hillaryclinton.com/arkansas to get involved and receive more information about campaign events happening in Arkansas.

 Joining the Hillary for Arkansas Leadership Council today:

Mike Beebe, Former Governor of Arkansas

Ginger Beebe, Former First Lady of Arkansas

Jim Guy Tucker, Former Governor of Arkansas and Former Attorney General 

Betty Tucker Former First Lady of Arkansas

Dustin McDaniel, Former Arkansas Attorney General, DNC Member

Jimmie Lou Fisher, Former State Treasurer


David Pryor, Former U.S. Senator and Arkansas Governor

Barbara Pryor, Former First Lady of Arkansas

Mark Pryor, Former U.S. Senator and Arkansas Attorney General

Marion Berry, Former U.S. Representative

Mike Ross, Former U.S. Representative

Wes Clark, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander 

Mary Mel French, Former U.S. State Department Chief of Protocol

Rodney Slater, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

James Lee Witt, Former Director of FEMA and Former Yell County Judge


Vincent Insalaco, DNC Member

Lottie Shackelford, DNC Member and Former Mayor of Little Rock

Krystal Thrailkill, DNC Member


Keith Ingram, State Senate Minority Leader

Linda Chesterfield, State Senator

Charles Armstrong, State Representative

Eddie Armstrong, State Representative

Charles Blake, State Representative

Deborah Ferguson, State Representative

Kenneth "Ken" Ferguson, State Representative

Vivian Flowers, State Representative

Monte Hodges, State Representative

Frederick Love, State Representative

Steve Magie, State Representative

George McGill, State Representative 

Reginald Murdock, State Representative

Warwick Sabin, State Representative

Clarke Tucker, State Representative

David Whitaker, State Representative


Jay Bradford, Former State Senator and Commissioner of Insurance

Charlie Cole Chaffin, Former State Senator

Jack Crumbly, Former State Senator

Brenda Gullett, Former State Senator 

Percy Malone, Former State Senator

Mary Anne Salmon, Former State Senator

Kevin Smith, Former State Senator


Jerry Brown, Former State Representative

Herschel Cleveland, Former State Representative 

Joe Harris, Former State Representative

Wanda Hartz, Former State Representative

David “Bubba” Powers, Former State Representative

Gregg Reep, Former State Representative 

Johnnie Roebuck, Former State Representative

Tommy Roebuck, Former State Representative

Lindsley Smith, Former State Representative


Mark Stodola, Mayor of Little Rock

Katherine "Kathy" Webb, Little Rock City Board

Tyler Denton, Justice of the Peace, Pulaski County

Patrick "Pat" Henry Hays, Former Mayor of North Little Rock

Floyd G "Buddy" Villines, Former Pulaski County Judge and Former Mayor of Little Rock 

Pat O'Brien, Former Pulaski County Clerk

Jackie McPherson, Former Mayor of Heber Springs

Don Richardson, Former Mayor of Clinton

Cathy Koehler, President of the Little Rock Education Association


Ellen Brantley, Former Circuit Judge

Beth Coulson, Former Judge of Arkansas Court of Appeals

Marion Humphrey, Former Judge


Grant Tennille, Former Chair of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission


Theodis “Ted” Davis, Jefferson County Democratic Committee Chair 


Erma Pondexter, Treasurer of the Miller Co. Democratic Central Committee

Hazel Simpson, Chair of the Hempstead Co. Democratic Women

Vaughn McQuary, Former Democratic Party State Chair

Ron Oliver, Former Arkansas Democratic State Party Chair


Tyrone Broomfield, Faith Leader

Darrion Buffington, Faith Leader

Ricky Everett, Faith Leader

Gene Levy, Faith Leader

Victor "Vic" Nixon, Faith Leader 

William Robinson, Faith Leader 

Joanna Seibert, Faith Leader 

Carolyn Staley, Faith Leader


Phyllis Anderson, Community Leader

Sarah Argue, Community Leader

Kay Kelley Arnold, Business Leader 

Emily Barrier, Community Leader

Woody Bassett III, Business Leader 

Jim Blair, Business Leader

Richard Bronfman, Business Leader 

Sheila Bronfman, Community Leader

Leroy Brownlee, Community Leader

Marie Clinton Bruno, Business Leader

Brent Bumpers, Business Leader

John Burkhalter, Business Leader

Abraham Carpenter, Business Leader

Graham Catlett, Business Leader 

Meredith Catlett, Business Leader 

Gertrude “Gert” Kingston Clark, Community Leader

Gilbert Cornwell, Community Leader 

Wes Cottrell, Business Leader 

Nate Coulter, Community Leader

Mike Coulson, Business Leader

Patty Criner, Business Leader 

Nancy Delamar, Community Leader

Lynda Dixon, Community Leader 

Martha Dixon, Community Leader 

Elaine Dumas, Community Leader

John Elrod, Business Leader

Don Erbach, Community Leader 

Connie Fails, Community Leader 

Raymond Frazier, Community Leader

Bill Gaddy, Community Leader 

Judy Gaddy, Community Leader

Annie Giattina, Community Leader 

Tim Giattina, Business Leader 

Diane Gilleland, Community Leader

Catherine Grunden, Business Leader 

Greg Hale, Community Leader 

Charles Henderson, Community Leader

Ann Henry, Community Leader 

Morriss Henry, Business Leader

Jean “Billie” Hervey, Community Leader 

Kaki Hockersmith, Business Leader

Jordan Johnson, Business Leader 

Jerry Jones, Business Leader 

John Joyce, Community Leader

Sherry Joyce, Community Leader

Janis Kearney, Community Leader

Missy Kincaid, Community Leader 

Calvin King, Business Leader 

Bev Lindsey, Community Leader

Diane Lyons, Community Leader

David Matthews, Business Leader 

James McAlister, Community Leader 

Ann McCoy, Community Leader

Grady McCoy, Business Leader

Eric McDaniel, Business Leader 

Donna Kay McLarty, Community Leader 

Franklin McLarty, Business Leader 

Mark McLarty, Business Leader

Robert McLarty, Community Leader 

Thomas “Mack” McLarty, Business Leader 

Jan McQuary, Community Leader 

Max Mehlburger, Business Leader

Harry Truman Moore, Business Leader 

Martha Jane Murray, Community Leader 

Bob Nash, Community Leader 

Denver Peacock, Business Leader 

Wilbur Peer, Community Leader

Marilynn Porter, Community Leader

Joe Purvis, Business Leader

Marci Riggs, Community Leader

Bobby Roberts, Community Leader 

Steve Ronnel, Business Leader 

JT Rose, Business Leader 

Billie Rutherford, Community Leader

Harvey Joe Sanner, Community Leader

Mary M. Schroeder, Community Leader

Robert Seibert, Business Leader 

Jerry Staley, Business Leader

Regina Stewart Hampton, Community Leader 

Amy Lee Stewart, Business Leader 

Alex G. Streett, Business Leader 

Mica Strother, Business Leader 

Judy Tenenbaum, Community Leader

Henrik Thostrup, Business Leader 

Jane Gray Todd, Community Leader 

Joe Todd, Business Leader 

Clark Trim, Business Leader 

Mabel Harris Webb, Community Leader

Debbie Willhite, Community Leader

Margaret Whillock, Community Leader

Cassandra Wilkins-Slater, Community Leader 

Ronnie Williams, Community Leader 

Carol Willis, Community Leader

Dina Wood, Business Leader 

Donna Kay Yeargan, Community Leader 



For Immediate Release, February 22, 2016