State Rep. Hillman to seek re-election

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State Rep. David Hillman, R- Almyra, will seek re-election to the district 13 seat in Arkansas House of Representatives. The seat includes portions of Arkansas, Lonoke, Prairie and White counties. Hillman is serving in his fourth term in office, he was first elected in November 2012.

“I ran for office to advocate for those lacking a voice in our state government, especially those in rural Arkansas. I am deeply honored and grateful that the voters of District 13 have elected me to represent them. My commitment to District 13 is as steadfast as ever,” he said.

“We still face many issues in Arkansas, Prairie, Lonoke and White counties and the other rural areas across the state. Educational and career training opportunities remain central to our future. Sufficient and appropriate funding for our highways has never been more important. It is imperative that we continue to be innovative and determined in safeguarding and advancing our farm communities and our top industry, agriculture,” he said.

Hillman, a farmer, is in his fourth term. He is serving his third term as the vice chairman of the House Agriculture, Forestry, and Economic Development Committee. He is also a member of the Joint Performance Review, Legislative Joint Auditing and Public Transportation Committees and is an alternate on the Arkansas Legislative Council.

In the 92nd Arkansas General Assembly, Hillman authored, sponsored, and supported legislation for farmers and residents in rural areas. His signature legislation this session is “truth in labeling,” a law to protect rice and livestock farmers.

Hillman, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, served in the United States Army. He is a past president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau and was on the board of directors for Producers Rice Mill. He and his wife, Janis, live in Almyra and have two adult daughters and five grandchildren.