With the elections over, activity builds toward the 2009 Arkansas Legislative General Assembly. Today (Nov. 7), new and existing members of the Arkansas House of Representatives who will participate in the Assembly gathered in Little Rock to determine seniority and learn committee assignments. (The City Wire staff will update this post when committee assignments are made public.)
What is known is who will be representing the Fort Smith region during the General Assembly. They are (with contact info and links for current House and Senate members):
Arkansas House of Representatives
Terry Rice, R-Waldron
Rice defeated former State Senator Bill Walters to fill the seat vacated by a term-limited State Rep. Shirley Walters, the wife of Bill Walters.
Stephanie Malone, R-Fort Smith
Malone defeated Mike Bock to fill the seat vacated by a term-limited State Rep. Jim Medley.
Arkansas State Senate