Denise Garner Putting Arkansas First Logo
Denise Garner Putting Arkansas First Logo

Mother. Nurse. Business Owner. Neighbor.

“I’ve spent 30 of my 40 years in Arkansas right here in District 20.

I raised two incredible young men (Adam and Wesley both Fayetteville High graduates) with my husband Hershey of nearly forty years. Together, we’ve made District 20 our home by pouring our hearts and souls into local organizations, events, charities, and campaigns.”


I’ve been married to the love of my life, Hershey Garner, for 41 years. Together, we’ve raised two incredible young men, Wes and Adam, both graduates of Fayetteville High School. I am also a proud grandma “Neecy” to Jack and Emma. My family and I attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, and our faith leads us to love and serve others every day.


I started my business career as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner. I am a small business owner and partner in several Fayetteville restaurants, including the Farmer’s Table, Brick House Kitchen, and Noodles. I’m an owner of rental property throughout Washington County. I know the struggles of small businesses and startup companies.


I’ve been involved in our local and regional community with roles in several nonprofits such as Feed Fayetteville, an organization I helped found to promote access to healthy foods and nutritional education, and LifeStyles, an organization providing opportunities to individuals with disabilities to participate and contribute to their community. I’ve served as a board member for the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute, UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute, and I am the current chair of the Washington Regional Medical Center Foundation.

“I am honored to have been able to serve my fellow Arkansans.
I look forward to becoming your voice as
Representative in District 20″