State Senator Will Bond, D-Little Rock, said he would not seek re-election in 2020 to his Arkansas Senate seat. Bond cited commitments to running his law practice while serving in the legislature as difficult to juggle.
Bond is a partner with McMath Woods P.A. He is a former State Representative and also served as chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas from 2011-2013.
The State Senate seat is made up of parts of mid-town Little Rock, including the affluent and left-leaning Hillcrest neighborhood.
Democrat Clarke Tucker, former State Representative and 2018 Congressional candidate, said he plans to run for the seat.
“I want to thank Senator Bond for his exceptional service and leadership in the House and Senate. He has set an outstanding example of how to serve and I wish him nothing but the best,” said Tucker when asked if he had interest in the seat. “I will have a formal announcement soon, but yes, I do intend to run to represent Little Rock and Pulaski County in the State Senate. I’m very excited to get back on the trail to listen to voters and hopeful about a chance to serve them again in the State Capitol.”
Tucker is also an attorney.