Delia Haak will announce her candidacy Monday (July 15) for the District 91 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives. An event is scheduled at noon on the steps of the Benton County Courthouse in Bentonville.
Haak will run as a Republican. The incumbent Republican officeholder, Dan Douglas, announced earlier this week he will not seek re-election in 2020. Haak said in a news release her priorities are education and training and the economy.
Haak earned an Ed.D. and MBA from the University of Arkansas and a bachelor’s degree from John Brown University. She worked for over 21 years at John Brown University and continues to teach in the graduate business program.
Haak previously worked 10 years as executive director of the local nonprofit organization Illinois River Watershed Partnership, working to install conservation practices in urban and agricultural spaces. She currently is serving an appointment as federal chairman of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission. She is also a commissioner on the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
Arkansas House District 91 includes parts of Rogers, Cave Springs, Centerton, Highfill, Springtown, Gentry and Siloam Springs. District 91 provides opportunities for municipalities, communities and agricultural producers to grow through increases in population supported by small and large businesses, schools, and churches as well as local, state and federal infrastructure projects.