Jerrel Maxwell of Cabot has announced that he is seeking nomination as the Republican candidate for Lonoke County Tax Assessor.

Maxwell said he worked 15 years as director of the Cabot Public Works department, serving under Mayors Joe Allman, Mickey "Stubby" Stumbaugh, Eddie Joe Williams and Bill Cypert.

"I have over 50 years experience working with the public," Maxwell said in the press release of his announcement.

"I have managed several small businesses including some that I also owned," Maxwell said. The knowledge gained as a building inspector and experience as public works director makes him the ideal candidate for an office that assesses home and real estate values for tax purposes, he said.

Maxwell said he and his wife, Lynn, have been married 52 years; they have lived at Cabot for 40 years.They have two children, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Maxwell also said he has served as a deacon in Assembly of God churches for 40 years.

"I want to use my experience to serve the citizens of Lonoke County," Maxwell said.

Party candidate filing period begins at noon Feb. 24, and ends at noon March 3.

The Arkansas Preferential Primary will be May 20.

The last day to register to vote and be eligible to vote in the Preferential Primary is April 21.