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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

You heard it here first

Posted By on Tue, Jan 2, 2007 at 3:27 PM

Outgoing Rep. Marvin Childers has indeed hit the revolving door to the lobbyist ranks. As we indicated earlier, he's the new president of the Arkansas Poultry Federation, succeeding Morril Harriman, now the incoming governor's chief of staff.

News release on the jump.


Outgoing state representative, Marvin Childers, has been named president of The Poultry Federation, effective January 2, 2007, announces Ken Primm, of OK Farms, chairman of the Federation Board.

Childers, who represented District 77 in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006, has practiced law with Friday, Eldredge & Clark since 2000.

Childers received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Mississippi and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, and the Blytheville Bar Association.  Childers was raised on a family farm in Cooter, MO where his family farmed over 2,000 acres of cotton, soybeans, wheat and milo.  Prior to joining the Friday law firm, Childers developed a general practice in Blytheville, AR, where he was a partner with Burrow, Harlan and Childers.  Currently he resides in Little Rock with his wife, Charisse. 

 “We are pleased that Marvin will be serving as president and chief lobbyist for the poultry industry”, stated Primm.  “We are confident that his agricultural background and his legal and legislative experience will continue to move us forward in promoting our industry in Arkansas, as well as Missouri and Oklahoma.”

Childers succeeds Morril Harriman, who resigned to become chief-of-staff for Governor-Elect Mike Beebe.  Childers praised Harriman for his knowledge and leadership in the poultry industry.  “I know personally that Morril was dedicated to this industry and his shoes will be hard to fill.  I am excited and honored to be chosen as Morril’s replacement. I appreciate the confidence that the board has placed in me and I look forward to working with the Federation staff in promoting the poultry industry.  I realize I have a lot to learn and I look forward to this new opportunity,” Childers said.

The Poultry Federation is a 3-state trade organization representing the poultry and egg industries in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.  Offices are located in Little Rock, AR, Jefferson City, MO, and Oklahoma City, OK. 


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