My Announcement to run for Re-Election

It has been my honor to represent District 30. Today I want to announce my intention to run for re-election. I hope you will give me the opportunity to continue to be your voice in Little Rock.

Walnut Ridge — State Representative Fran Cavenaugh, who represents District 30 in Arkansas, has announced her intention to seek re-election for her fourth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. The district includes portions of Craighead, Greene, and Lawrence Counties.

“Working alongside Governor Sanders, we have continued to lower taxes, remove government bureaucracy, and set in place programs that will improve educational outcomes for all Arkansas students,” said Cavenaugh. “If re-elected, I will continue to focus on implementing conservative principles that will move our state forward.”

This past legislative session, Cavenaugh was the lead sponsor of the Vincent Parks Law, which now requires instructors of the police academy to be properly trained on how to notice and respond to health conditions of their cadets. This law, named after Officer Vincent Parks who tragically passed away during his officer training, will ensure that instructors are certified to respond to events such as cardiac arrest, heat exhaustion, dehydration, and concussions.

In addition to her support for law enforcement, Cavenaugh has advocated for the state to take a more serious approach to addressing mental health issues. “The entire country is in the middle of a mental health crisis,” said Cavenaugh. “You can see it in our crime reports and suicide rates. You witness it in our school counselor offices, within veteran groups, and in our homeless shelters. Its on us to address this important issue, and I’m a firm believer that getting folks the help they need and deserve early on is not only good for them, but it also saves taxpayer dollars in the long run.”

For the 94th General Assembly, Cavenaugh serves as Vice Chair of the Joint Budget Committee and is a member of both the House Revenue & Tax Committee, and the House City, County & Local Affairs Committee. Cavenaugh is also a member of Arkansas Legislative Council where she serves as Co-Chair of the Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Subcommittee.

2023-09-11T17:33:36+00:00 Sep 5th, 2023|In the News|