Mark Powell

Mark Powell, of McGehee, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Desha County judge in the May primary election, according to a news release announcing his candidacy.

Powell, a life-long Desha County resident, is the chief pharmacy technician and business manager at Sav-Mart Pharmacy, a McGehee pharmacy owned by his parents, John Powell and Sherry Carter Powell. He licensed through the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. He is also an after-hours computer data operator at McGehee Bank.

Mark and his fiancé, Regina Wilson, reside in McGehee with two children, Decklin and Kyler, ages 6 and 5. Both children attend McGehee Public Schools.

Powell is a Christian of non-denominational faith and attends various churches throughout Desha County and the state of Arkansas. He is an avid supporter of John 3:16 Ministries, a “spiritual boot camp for men with addictions” based out of Batesville. He is active in a number of community service projects whose goal is the advancement of the area, according to his campaign announcemnt.

As a member of the Desha County Fair Board, Powell emceed a number of pageants and auctions.

“I understand the current global economic crisis that is affecting every American household and also the citizens of Desha County,” said Powell. “I will strive to bring positive change in Desha County government. If elected Desha County Judge, I will emphasize being fiscally responsible for the county’s money. I pledge to be fair to everyone and treat everyone with the utmost respect. I would appreciate your prayer and support as well as your vote in the upcoming May 22, 2012 primary election.”