“As someone invested in my community, I’m interested in the long term success of our district.”
Mena – On Monday, July 6th, 2015, John Maddox announced his candidacy for the republican ticket for State Representative District 20. The seat is currently held by Representative Nate Bell, who has stated he will not seek re-election.
“This decision comes after many months of prayerful consideration and conversations with family and friends,” said Maddox. “I believe this is a very important time for our state and country. With the difficult issues we are facing, it would be an honor to earn voter trust and serve our area in the legislature.”
Maddox is a lifelong resident of Polk County and a 1987 graduate of Mena High School. He is the grandson of former State Representative Ode Maddox and is a local attorney at Maddox and Maddox, where he is a partner with his father David.
In addition to his career, Maddox has served on various boards and civic organizations in the community. He currently sits on the board of directors of the Union Bank of Mena, Polk County Developmental Center, and Rich Mountain Community College. In addition, he has been active in the Polk County Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, and currently serves as Chairman of the Polk County Republican Committee.
According to Maddox, voters can count on him being a strong conservative on both social and fiscal issues. When asked what he would like to accomplish in the legislature, he said he wanted to make government more efficient and accountable and wanted to look at how the state could continue reforming the tax code in order to help spur economic growth.
“As a small business owner invested in my community, I am extremely interested in promoting the long term economic success of our district,” continued Maddox. “I’m looking forward to meeting with voters to discuss the issues facing our area and to hear their concerns over the course of this campaign.”
Maddox and his wife Mandy, an elementary teacher at Mena Public Schools, have been married for 18 years. They have two daughters, Madison and Macy. District 20 includes parts of Montgomery, Polk, and Sevier counties.