The Arkansas State Senate, under Republican control for the first time since the post-Civil War era, selected its committee assignments and allowed members to draw for two- or four-year terms.

The major committee assignments are as follows.

Public Health
Sen. Cecile Bledsoe (R), Chair
Sen. Paul Bookout (D), Vice-chair
Sen. Linda Chesterfield (D)
Sen. Stephanie Flowers (D)
Sen. David Burnett (D)
Sen. Missy Irvin (R)
Sen. Jonathan Dismang (R)
Sen. Ronald Caldwell (R)

Revenue & Tax
Sen. Jake Files (R), Chair
Sen. Larry Teague (D), Vice-chair
Sen. David Johnson (D)
Sen. Bill Sample (R)
Sen. David Sanders (R)
Sen. Bart Hester (R)
Sen. Michael Lamoureux (R)
Sen. Bruce Maloch (D)

Education
Sen. Johnny Key (R), Chair
Sen. Joyce Elliott (D), Vice-chair
Sen. Uvalde Lindsey (D)
Sen. Alan Clark (R)
Sen. Jim Hendren (R)
Sen. Eddie Cheatham (D)
Sen. Jason Rapert (R)
Sen. Bruce Holland (R)

Judiciary
Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson (R), Chair
Sen. Robert Thompson (D), Vice-chair
Sen. Eddie Joe Williams (R)
Sen. Jane English (R)
Sen. Keith Ingram (D)
Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R)
Sen. Jon Woods (R)
Sen. Bryan King (R)

Agriculture/Economic Development
Sen. Bruce Holland (R), Chair
Sen. Bruce Maloch (D), Vice-chair
Sen. David Wyatt (D)
Sen. Stephanie Flowers (D)
Sen. Jonathan Dismang (R)
Sen. Ronald Caldwell (R)
Sen. Alan Clark (R)
Sen. David Sanders (R)

Insurance & Commerce
Sen. Jason Rapert (R), Chair
Sen. Keith Ingram (D), Vice-chair
Sen. Michael Lamoureux (R)
Sen. Jon Woods (R)
Sen. Paul Bookout (D)
Sen. Cecile Bledsoe (R)
Sen. Johnny Key (R)
Sen. Joyce Elliott (D)

State Agencies
Sen. Eddie Joe Williams (R), Chair
Sen. Jane English (R), Vice-chair
Sen. Robert Thompson (D)
Sen. Bobby Pierce (D)
Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R)
Sen. Jimmy Hickey (R)
Sen. Bryan King (R)
Sen. David Johnson (D)

City, County & Local
Sen. Missy Irvin (R), Chair
Sen. David Burnett (D), Vice-chair
Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson (R)
Sen. Sen. Uvalde Lindsey (D)
Sen. Bart Hester (R)
Sen. Eddie Cheatham (D)

Also, key chairmanships for other committees were announced.

Joint Budget
Sen. Larry Teague (D), Chair
Sen. Johnny Key (R), Vice-chair

Legislative Council
Sen. Paul Bookout (D), Chair
Sen. Bill Sample (R) Vice-chair

The Arkansas House will hold an organizational meeting on Friday morning.

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