Jeff Wardlaw of Hermitage recently announced his plans to seek re-election as State Representative for the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 8, which covers all of Bradley and parts of Drew,Ashley, Calhoun, Dallas and Cleveland Counties.
“I am grateful for the tremendous support I have received from the citizens of the District and I look forward to continuing to serve and work for you,” Wardlaw said.
As a lifelong, seventh generation resident of Bradley County, Wardlaw has been involved in his own farming operation, now Wardlaw Farms, since he was 18. In addition to his farming duties, Wardlaw serves as manager of Medical Necessities, a medical supply company based in Warren.
During his first term, Wardlaw was elected as Vice Chairman of the bipartisan Freshman Caucus. He has received numerous awards during his first year in the legislature, including the Legislator of the Year award from the Arkansas Forestry Association and an award from the Arkansas Municipal League for his outstanding service. He is a member of the Public Health Committee and also the Insurance and Commerce Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Insurance Subcommittee.
In addition, he serves on the Joint Senate and House Audit Committee and is a member of the Rural Fire Department Study Committee.
“It has been my honor and privilege to work hard for, and with, the citizens of our District,” he said.
After graduating from Hermitage High School, Wardlaw earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He has served as a member of the Hermitage School District School Board and is a strong supporter of public education.
“Economic development and education are the keys to sustainable jobs in southeast Arkansas and I promise to continue to work tirelessly toward that goal,” Wardlaw said. “Attending meetings in Little Rock and learning the process has been extremely beneficial to my success, but my greatest pride is in helping my constituents with their concerns. At the end of the day, it is all about maintaining and improving the quality of life we enjoy in our district and state and I pledge to continue to serve each and every citizen in the district. Because I believe in
being accessible and available to everyone, I will continue to provide open and transparent communication.”
Wardlaw is an active member of the Hermitage Methodist Church and is also a member of the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Bradley County Industrial Development Commission and the Warren Rotary Club. He is married to the former Brittany Glennon of Monticello and the couple has twin boys and a daughter.
“I will be visiting with citizens of the district during the months ahead and welcome your suggestions and questions,” Wardlaw said.
Wardlaw may be contacted by phone at 870-460-2814 or e-mail at [email protected]. His web site address is JeffWardlaw.com and has a Facebook page as well.
I look forward to hearing from you and discussing issues,” he said.