Rex Nelson

 

Rex Nelson, a noted journalist and chairman of the Political Animals Club of Little Rock, will be the featured speaker at the July meeting of the Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club. The meeting will be held on July 20 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Western Sizzlin restaurant in Monticello.

Rex Nelson has served as a reporter, D.C. bureau chief, and editor of Arkansas Business. Additionally, he served as Director of Policy and Communications and campaign manager for Gov. Mike Huckabee.

In 2005, Nelson was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the Alternate Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. More recently, he served as President of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities. In 2015, Nelson was named Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications for Simmons First. He is chairman of the Political Animals Club of Little Rock and author of the Southern Fried blog.

“The Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club is thrilled to host Rex at its next meeting,” said Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club Chairman John Davis. “Rex is an Arkansas institution and a champion for the state of Arkansas and its Delta region, in particular. His experience in and knowledge of state and national politics, as well as his famous story-telling, will be a real treat. Our first meeting was attended by 30 people and we hope to see even more people at this next event.”

The Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club is a non-partisan group for individuals in Southeast Arkansas who seek civil discussion of political and policy issues impacting our region, state, and nation. There are no membership fees to join the Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club, and all are welcome. Attendees are only responsible for purchasing their lunch.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing John Davis at [email protected] or call (870) 460-1189.