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Governor Announces Appointments for 32 Arkansans

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced over 30 appointments to state boards and commissions in a news release Wednesday.

Lori Griffin of Van Buren has been appointed to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The appointment expires May 1, 2022. Griffin will replace James von Gremp.

Keven Anderson of Rogers has been placed on the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The appointment expires May 1, 2023. Anderson replaces Bob Crafton.

Al Brodell of Jonesboro will replace Ben Pickard on the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The appointment expires May 1, 2023.

Randy Sims of Conway has been appointed to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The appointment expires May 1, 2022. Sims will replace Florine Milligan.

John Shepherd of El Dorado will serve on the Commission on Uniform State Laws. The appointment expires April 30, 2021. Shepherd replaces Carolyn Witherspoon.

Jerald McKinney II of Benton will replace Elisa White on the Commission on Uniform State Laws. The appointment expires April 30, 2021.

David Nixon of Fayetteville will be a member of the Commission on Uniform State Laws. The appointment expires April 30, 2021. Nixon replaces Lynn Foster.

Joseph Roberts of Benton has been appointed to the Arkansas Sentencing Commission. The appointment expires May 15, 2022. Roberts will replace Alvin Bradley.

Holly Meyer of Heber Springs will replace Henry Boyce on the Arkansas Sentencing Commission. Meyer’s appointment expires May 15, 2022.

Rep. Sonia Eubanks Barker of Smackover has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council. Barker serves at the will of the governor.

Rep. Grant Hodges of Rogers has been placed on the Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council.  He serves at the will of the governor.

Rep. Mark Lowery of Maumelle will be a member of the Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council. Lowery serves at the will of the governor.

Judge Shannon Blatt of Fort Smith replace Judge Berlin Jones on the Arkansas Sentencing Commission. The appointment expires May 15, 2019.

Dr. Jason Richey of Paris has been placed on the Health Services Permit Commission. Richey’s appointment expires April 9, 2021. He replaces Dr. Kimberly Curseen.

David Deaton of Fairfield Bay has been appointed to the Health Services Permit Commission. His appointment expires April 9, 2021. Deaton replaces Johnny Hodges.

Eugenia Brown of Mountain View, has been reappointed to the Advisory Council of the Arkansas Arts Council. Her appointment expires June 30, 2021.

Remica Gray of Texarkana has been reappointed to the Advisory Council of the Arkansas Arts Council. Gray’s appointment expires June 30, 2020.

Bruce Alford of Lewisville has been reappointed to the Red River Levee District No. 1. The appointment expires May 10, 2023.

Dewey McDonald Jr. of Lewisville will serve the Red River Levee District No. 1. McDonald’s appointment expires May 10, 2023. McDonald replaces William Goza.

Jammy Turner of Gillett has been reappointed to the State Plant Board. The appointment expires March 17, 2019.

Kyle Baltz of Pocahontas has been reappointed to the State Plant Board. The appointment expires March 17, 2019.

Michael Lejong of Greenwood will serve on the State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers. His appointment expires April 26, 2022. Lejong replaces David French.

James Mardis III of Rogers has been placed on the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission. The appointment expires February 1, 2018. Mardis replaces Michael Carter.

Mark Pearson of Little Rock has been reappointed to the Baby Sharon’s Children’s Catastrophic Illness Grant Program Committee. The appointment expires May 1, 2021.

Julie Mullenix of Hot Springs will replace Darrell Brown on the Capitol Zoning District Commission. Her appointment expires May 1, 2019.

Vickie Strickland of Jonesboro will serve on the Old State House Commission. Strickland’s appointment expires March 19, 2026. She replaces Mary Abramson.

Connie Timmons of Hamburg will serve as a Justice of the Peace for the Ashley County Quorum Court, District 5. Her appointment expires December 31, 2018. Timmons will replace Robert Barnes.

Sherrie Sanders, Ozark, will replace Chad Haberer as a Justice of the Peace for the Franklin County Quorum Court, District 5. The appointment expires December 31, 2018.

Lonnie Taff of Waldron has been appointed as a Justice of the Peace for the Scott County Quorum Court, District 7. The appointment expires December 31, 2018. Taff replaces William Lutrell.

Donald Ragland of Marshall has been designated a Special County Judge in the County Court of Carroll County, Arkansas. Carroll County Court Case Number 2016-02 Michael and Robin Phillips, et al. vs. Ryan Wilson. Ragland replaces Carroll County Judge Sam Barr, who has disqualified himself from the case.

Judge Doug Erwin, Lonoke, will serve as a Special County Judge in the County Court of Boone County, Arkansas. Boone County Court Case Number 05CC-2016-5 North Arkansas Medical Services, Inc. v. Karen Hardesty, in her official capacity as Boone County Assessor. Erwin will replace Boone County Judge Robert Hathaway, who has disqualified himself from the case.

Robert Veach of Russellville has been appointed as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-17-103 Air Evac EMS, Inc. v. USABLE Mutual Insurance Co. d/b/a Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Veach replaces Chief Justice John Dan Kemp, who has disqualified himself from the case.

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