Ben Crossett

Ben Crossett, an emergency medical technician and law enforcement officer, has filed for election to the Ward 4, Position 2 seat on the Monticello City Council.

“I have been so fortunate to have been raised in Monticello by my grandparents Harry and Floy Crossett,” Crossett said. “Throughout the years of living in Monticello I have seen the town grow and also take steps backwards. It is my intention to help get the city back on track to growth by doing what is best for the city and future generations to come. I feel the members of the city council must ask questions and listen to the citizens of their ward and then utilize that input as a group to improve things. That is what I intend to do, at least on my end.”

Crossett has been an Emergency Medical Technician for 17 years and a certified Law Enforcement Officer for 12 years. He is currently employed by Southeast Emergency Medical Services (SEEMS) of Monticello and is a part-time dispatcher for the Monticello Police Department.

He is a 1994 graduate of Monticello High School, a 1994 graduate of Forest Echoes Technical School (now UAM College of Technology) in Crossett and a 2005 graduate of South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado.

Crossett and his wife Laura, a technician at Ferguson’s Eye Care Clinic in Monticello, are the parents of a 17-month-old son.