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“I'm running for mayor to put my experience, relationships, and commitment to work FOR the people of Pine Bluff and AGAINST
our challenges. TOGETHER, we will achieve measurable and
accountable progress so that Pine Bluff WINS!!!

 We are all affected by the persistent problems of crime and neglect. Specifically, (1) homicide and public safety, (2) educational and youth neglect, and (3) economic divestment and decline. We have a three-alarm fire on our hands. There is no time to focus on anything else other than putting out this fire. Before clean-up and before rebuilding, it's all hands on deck. Our response has to be unified; we ALL have to address Pine Bluff's most emergent challenges in order for development and growth to happen. There is no development, rebuilding or tax revenue that will grow our city without putting out the fire first.”






 If we don’t invest and pour into our youth, there will be no future for Pine Bluff, period. 

  • City departmental initiatives and partnerships focused on education and youth 

  • Lead and support a Pine Bluff Promise scholarship initiative 

  • Establish substantive partnerships with Pine Bluff school districts as well as UAPB and SEARK centered around campus safety and mentoring/internship programs


  • Anchor every city ward with community center 




 Since the 2010 census to today, we have lost over 10,000 residents, 25% PBSD student enrollment, and 10,000 jobs, with no slowing in the decline even in the last several years of publicly and privately funded investment. We have to stop this bleeding.

  • Economic Development plan that prioritizes city infrastructure (airport, port, broadband) and heritage tourism development/ promotion

  • City government efficiency and accountability 

  • Residential and business recruitment campaigns to locate/relocate to Pine Bluff 

  • Professional branding and communication campaign 




 Violence cripples families, the community and our economy. At the beginning and end of the day, the first and primary role of government is to protect the people.

  • Comprehensive, data and accountability-driven strategic public safety plan 

  • Significantly improve and expand lighting throughout the city 

  • Tools and systems to prevent crime and assist law enforcement 

  • Expand community policing beats and programs 

  • Crime Prevention programs/partnerships 

  • Compensate and reward our first responders 


Proven Experience,
Pine Bluff proud

5th Generation Arkansan, Pine Bluff native, home-owner, entrepreneur, and elected leader

Over three decades of policy, politics and public service experience:

  • 27-years legislative and public policy experience (w/ 9-years as AR state representative)

  • Intern, volunteer and professional experience in national and Arkansas politics since 1992

  • Past appointee to the Pine Bluff Historic Downtown District Commissio


Legislative accomplishments

  • Sponsored and cosponsored 72 bills into law

  • Served as primary sponsor for acts that have

    • strengthened family reunification

    • expanded heritage tourism by establishing the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Highway as well as Pine Bluff as the official home of the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame

    • ended child marriage

    • expanded minority-owned business contract opportunities with the state

    • expanded gov’t transparency by requiring audio recording and storage of public meetings

    • established the Arkansas Delta Music Trails Act

  • Recognized and awarded for distinguished legislative service:

    • NBCSL – Legislator of the Year Award - 2020 and 2023

    • Jefferson County Association of Realtors – Legislator of the Year Award – 2021

    • Arkansas Municipal League – Distinguished Legislative Award – 2021

    • Arkansas Pharmacist Association – Percy Malone Award - 2021


Educated and trained in public service, political science and public policy:

  • Bachelor’s degrees in political science and professional technical writing from UALR

  • Master’s degree in Public Service (MPS) from the Clinton School of Public Service

  • Decade of service as Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Director of Recruitment for Diversity – UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs

  • Decade of service as Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Chair for two terms

  • Executive Director and Staffer for the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus 1997-2004

  • Committee Secretary, Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research 1996-2000


Life Member of the NAACP, Pine Bluff Branch

Active member and Steward at St. John AME



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