A new minority leader has been elected for the Arkansas House of Representatives.
Members of the Arkansas Democratic Party elected Rep. Frederick “Fred” J. Love to serve as the House Minority Leader. Love, a five-term House member, represents District 29, which encompasses parts of Pulaski County.
Love is replacing former Rep. Charles Blake, who resigned his position as House Minority Leader in May to take the chief of staff position on Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.’s staff.
According to a DPA news release, Love will be focusing on infrastructure during his tenure as minority leader. “Now more than ever, we need to be focused on building our infrastructure,” said Leader Love. “That includes shoring up our rural healthcare system, reinforcing our levee systems, and bringing broadband into every home in Arkansas.”
He is currently the vice chair of the City, County and Local Affairs Committee, in addition to the ranking committee member on the Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee.
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