State Rep. David Hillman, of Almyra, announced that he will seek re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 13, which includes portions of Arkansas, Lonoke, Prairie and White counties.


Statement from Hillman:


“I ran for office as an advocate for those lacking a voice in our state government. I am humbled and honored that the voters of District 13 have supported me. My commitment to them is unwavering.


“We still have serious issues facing us in rural Arkansas. Adequate educational opportunities are central to growing our rural areas. The continuing deterioration of our roads and especially our highways is detrimental to each and every one of us. The traditional forms of funding our highway system are no longer feasible nor practical in today’s reality.


“I am asking Arkansans in District 13 to vote for me again so I may keep addressing these important issues as I have in the past. My passion for rural Arkansas and agriculture remains as steadfast as ever. I will continue to stand up for us.” said Hillman.


Hillman, a farmer, has served in the 89th, 90th, and 91st Arkansas General Assemblies. He was first elected to represent District 13 in November 2012. He is serving his second term as the vice chairman of the House Agriculture, Forestry, and Economic Development Committee and is a member of the Legislative Joint Auditing and Public Transportation Committees.


Hillman is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and served in the United States Army. He is a past president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau and was on the board of directors for Producers Rice Mill. David and his wife Janis have two adult daughters and five grandchildren and make their home in Almyra.


Follow Hillman on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DavidHillman and on Twitter @HillmanArk.