BY MELANIE BUCK –
Newly elected District 20 State Representative John Maddox [R] recently made a trip to Little Rock to draw for seniority in the House and also for committees on which he will serve. Maddox, as part of the ‘freshman class,’ drew number 86 out of 100 representatives in the seniority chain.
In committee placement, Maddox landed on the Judiciary Committee and the Insurance, Commerce, and Banking Committee. “I am very pleased with my committees. As an attorney, I am very interested in what laws are going to be brought before us. I’ve always been interested in the economy and businesses both large and small so I was very happy with that,” Maddox said.
Maddox will be sworn into his new position the first week of January 2017 and will begin his duties on January 9, 2017.
His office will be based in Little Rock and he couldn’t be more excited about serving his constituents in Polk, Montgomery, and a portion of Sevier counties. “I’ve already been there numerous times for training and meeting with the Speaker of the House and the Governor. I’m very excited.” Maddox’s grandfather, Ode Maddox, held this same seat for 42 years until term limits were passed in 1999.