Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus selects new leaders; Rep. Hodges to serve as president

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The Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus announced its new slate of officers for 2021-2022.

State Rep. Monte Hodges, D-Osceola, President. He is a banker from Blytheville representing District 55, who is beginning his fifth term.

Senator Linda Chesterfield, D-Little Rock, Vice President. She is a retired public school teacher representing District 30 and is beginning her fifth term in the Senate. Previously she served three two-year terms in the House.

State Rep. Jay Richardson, D-Fort Smith, Secretary. He is a business development professional from Fort Smith representing District 78. He is beginning his second term.

State Rep. Jamie Scott, D-North Little Rock, Treasurer. She is a Director of Youth Services in Pulaski County who represents District 37 in North Little Rock. She is beginning her second year in the House.

Other member of the Caucus are Senators Joyce Elliott of Little Rock and Senator Stephanie Flowers of Pine Bluff; Representative Fred Love of Little Rock, Representative David Fielding of Magnolia, Representative Fred Allen of Little Rock, Representative Reginald Murdock of Marianna, Representative Vivian Flowers of Pine Bluff, Representative Ken Ferguson of Pine Bluff, Representative Milton Nicks of Marion, Representative Denise Ennett of Little Rock and Representative Joy Springer of Little Rock.

All members are Democrats, but the organization bills itself as non-partisan.

The Legislative Black Caucus meets on Mondays at 11 a.m.

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