plam2Richard Bright is proud to be running for the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 18. Richard grew up in this District and has been serving his community as a Justice of the Peace since 2011. He is an attorney with Taylor King and Associates and previously served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Clark County.

“As a Justice of the Peace and an attorney, I learned that if no one speaks up for those who work hard and play by the rules then their voices will never be heard,” said Bright. “In the General Assembly, I’ll always fight for what’s best for my district and take a well­-reasoned approach to any issue facing our state. I have only represented people. I have never represented any special interest group or corporation. I will fight for what’s best for the people, and not the powerful, as State Representative.”

He is married to Leslie Bright and the couple has two daughters, Mary Erwin and Jane. Leslie is also an attorney and is an administrative assistant for the Arkansas Court of Appeals. She is active in the Clark County community, volunteering for service organizations and First Presbyterian Church, and has worked for the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Chamber of Commerce, Henderson State University, and the Clark County Election Commission.

Richard believes there should be accountability and responsible leadership in this position. “My dad was a longtime school administrator and taught me the difference between right and wrong and giving all sides equal opportunity to discuss their concerns. He is also known for growing giant watermelons at our family farm in Hope. The secret to successfully growing giant watermelons are good seeds, soil and growing conditions, combined with lots of hard work and love. Those basic principles can be applied to raising a family, work ethic, and good government and that is exactly what I will bring to District 18.”

Bright is an Elder and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Arkadelphia, Chairman of the Clark County Quorum Court Personnel Committee, lifetime hunting member of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

Please join us in to help get Richard elected to Arkansas House of Representatives, District 18.Richard-Bright-Arkansas-headshot


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