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2012 ARPBA Endorsed Candidates

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the ARPBA has endorsed in 2012.  We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members.  Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

 

Central Chapter

Jonathan Dismang - Senate, D-28

David Johnson - Senate, D-32

Andy Mayberry - House, D-27

Fred Love - House, D-29

Warwick Sabin - House, D-33

Mark Lowery - House, D-39

Eddie Joe Williams - Senate, D-29

Jeremy Hutchinson - Senate, D-33

Barbara Nix - House, D-28

Charles Armstrong - House, D-30

John Edwards - House, D-35

Steven McNeely - House, D-40

 

South Central Chapter

Debe Hollingsworth - Mayor

Bruce Lockett - Alderman, Ward 4
 
Jean Painton - Alderman, Ward 1
 
 
North Central Chapter
 
Johnny Hoyt - Senate, D-l5

Tommy Thompson - House, D-65

David Meeks - House, D-70

Mark Elsinger - Mayor

James Quinn - Alderman, Ward 2
 
Jason Rapert - Senate, D-35

Sam Lane - House, D-67

Steve Magie - House, D-72

Danin Roland - Alderman, Ward I

Mark Ledbetter - Alderman, Ward 3
 
 
 
Ouachita Chapter
 
Tracy Penrtartz - Senate, D-9

Stephanie Malone - House, D-77

Wolf Grulkey - House, D-81
 
Steve Breedlove - House, D-75

Charlene Fite - House, D-80
 
 
Southwest Chapter
 
Steve Harrleson - Senate, D-11

Sharon Wright - House, D-3
 
Mary "Prissy" Hickerson - House, D-1

Lewis Diggs - House, D-20
 
 
River Valley Chapter
 
John Paul Wells - Senate, D-6

Bill Gossage - House, D-82
 
Betty Overbey - House, D-69
 
 
Northeast Chapter
 
David Wyatt - Senate, D-19

L.J. Bryant - House, D-52

Butch Wilkins - House, D-59

Mikel Fears, Alderman - Ward 6, Position 2
 
Robert Thompson - Senate, D-20

Homer Lenderman - House, D-53

Mitch Johnson - Alderman, Ward 4, Position 2

Arkansas News
James Shelton's Thank You Letter to PBA

January 15, 2015

Dear PBA: I would like to thank the PBA for assisting me in my recent case. You were very prompt in retaining my legal assistance in this matter. Mr. Charles Halbert of West Helena, AR did an excellent job. I truly believe that without the PBA, I would have had to spend a huge amount of money to defend myself against the frivolous allegations.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Atkins Police Officer Dolphus Schmelzla

August 30, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Arkansas Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Atkins police officer Dolphus Schmelzla who died from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident while on his way to work on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Scott County (AR) Sheriff Cody Carpenter

June 5, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Arkansas Division of the Southern States PBA are in mourning as one of their own, Sheriff Cody Carpenter of the Scott County Sheriff's Office, died while trying to save two women from rising flood waters. Sheriff Carpenter paid the ultimate sacrifice, and it is with a heavy heart that the PBF asks for the help of the community, both locally and nationally, to aid in their efforts to provide much needed support for this hero's beneficiaries in their time of need.

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