For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Dustin Seaton
Tel: (479) 858-1423
Monday, January 14, 2019
Female Lawmakers on the Rise
32 Part of Arkansas General Assembly at Capitol
(Little Rock, Ark.) – At the start of the 92nd General Assembly in the Arkansas State Legislature, thirty-two females took the oath of office in Little Rock, with many of the new faces reflecting a trend in national politics. It was on display two weeks ago in the energized atmosphere on Capitol Hill.
A record number of women won seats in Congress, and that energy could also be felt in the Arkansas state capitol. While some of those voices are coming from the Left, they appear ready to make deals while making their voices heard.
“I think it’s really exciting about the potential for collaboration and some new ideas and perspectives that we can bring to the people of Arkansas,” said Megan Godfrey (D-Springdale) as her two young children fussed in mom and dad’s arms for a reporter’s interview.
“It’s been so amazing,” said Nicole Clowney (D-Fayetteville). “When I started this process my daughter who was 6 at the time thought that girls weren’t even allowed to do this job.”
Five freshmen Democratic women took their seats in the Arkansas House of Representatives as the 92nd General Assembly got underway. Those new female lawmakers are Reps. Megan Godfrey (Springdale), Nicole Clowney (Fayetteville), Jamie Scott (North Little Rock), Denise Garner (Fayetteville), and Tippi McCullough (Little Rock).
Denise Garner plans to work with women in both parties to bring common sense solutions to everyday problems facing Arkansans.