Breanne Davis

RUSSELLVILLE – There is at least one person in the running to fill an open seat in the Arkansas State Senate. Breanne Davis, a longtime community leader in the Russellville area announced Tuesday that she will run as a Republican to fill the seat left empty by the death of State Senator Greg Standridge earlier this month.

“Senator Standridge was passionate about many issues including rural fire departments, law enforcement, and being accessible to our community.” Davis said in her announcement. “If elected, I will continue making those issues a high priority. I would be honored to serve an area of the state that has provided me wonderful childhood memories, my education, and limitless opportunities for my family.”

Davis cites her experience in helping lead the Russellville School District as an asset to her candidacy.

“Of all the issues the state deals with, Arkansas spends more money on education than any other area of our budget.” Davis noted. “My years of experience on the school board have equipped me to work effectively with schools and state education officials to ensure our teachers and students have all the tools they need for success.”

Breanne and her husband, John-Paul, have been married for 13 years. They have three children, sons Riley and Blaze, and daughter, Darby. John-Paul is President of Perspectives Group Financial, a financial investment firm in downtown Russellville. Breanne is a Senior Account Executive for SAS Institute, a global analytics company. As members of Fellowship Bible Church, Breanne and John-Paul teach a Sunday School class. She also coaches U8 girls soccer.

Breanne is a graduate of Russellville High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Arkansas Tech University. She was elected to the Russellville School Board of Education in 2009. During her time on the board, she has served as President, Communications Liaison, and Legislative Liaison. In 2017, she was appointed by Governor Hutchinson to the Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training. She was also appointed to the Arkansas Commission on Eye and Vision Care of School-Age Children by the Senate Chairman of Public Health. Additionally, she served on the Russellville Downtown Master Planning Committee and is a graduate of Leadership Russellville.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) says he is grateful for Davis’ contributions to his campaigns during his time in politics.

“Breanne Davis is a good friend and she helped me a lot on both my campaigns.” Cotton said. “I appreciate her years of hard work for the Republican Party and I know she will bring the same work ethic and enthusiasm to the state Senate if elected.”

The primary election is set for February 13 with the general election following on May 22.

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