LR School Board President Dianne Curry To Seek Lt. Governor Post

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Dianne Curry, who currently serves on the Little Rock School Board for Zone #7 and serves as President of the Little Rock School Board, said she expects to enter the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor in 2014.

“For the last few months, I began a conversation with people all across Arkansas, and not just wealthy political donors, but everyday, hardworking Arkansans,” says Curry. “I told them I am looking at opportunities like U.S. Congress or State Auditor, but the office that seems to make the most sense, that fits my experience and my abilities is Lieutenant Governor. So I am going to start a listening tour, beginning this Saturday.”

Curry, a native of Malvern, now lives with her daughter and grandson in southwest Little Rock. She was elected to the Little Rock School Board in 2006 and was re-elected to two more terms. She is a retired Arkansas State Employee working for the Arkansas Bank Commission and is a registered tax preparer and advisor.

She is also a Democratic Party of Arkansas activist and has served on a number of state boards and commissions.

If elected, she would be the first African-American to hold statewide office.

The Arkansas Times first reported her candidacy earlier today.  On Tuesday, Arkansas Highway Commissioner John Burkhalter said he plans to seek the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor.

Current Lt. Governor Mark Darr (R) has not decided what his political future might hold. He has indicated he plans to run for elective office in 2014.

David Dinwiddie, a Libertarian candidate, says he will also vie for the Lt. Governor’s post.