Beebe appoints | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Beebe appoints

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Gov. Mike Beebe announces a couple of key appointments today, including a former Mike Huckabee administration hand, Butch Reeves, to the Public Service Commission, and Watson Bell of Searcy to Workers Comp.


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Mike Beebe today announced that he will appoint Olan "Butch" Reeves of Bryant to the Arkansas Public Service Commission in January.  Reeves currently serves as Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission, an appointment that expires on Friday, December 5.  He will remain on as WCC Chairman until his PSC appointment takes effect in mid-January.  Beebe will then appoint Watson Bell of Searcy to the WCC post.

Reeves, 57, grew up in Hope and holds degrees from Ouachita Baptist University, Henderson State University and the University of Arkansas School of Law.  Originally a schoolteacher, Reeves went on to work for Attorneys General Clark and Bryant and Governor Huckabee before being appointed to the WCC.

Bell, 59, currently serves as the Searcy District Court Judge.  A native of Searcy, Bell holds degrees from Arkansas State University and the William H. Bowen School of Law.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, Bell has practiced law for more than 30 years and served as a City Court Judge and a Juvenile Court Judge in addition to his current post.  He has represented clients on both sides of cases before the WCC.

 Reeves will replace Daryl Bassett on the PSC.  His appointment is set to expire on January 14, 2009.  Both Reeves and Bell will serve 6-year terms.




Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Judge acquits teacher on charge from TV station

    Lance Fritchman, a Little Rock School District teacher, was acquitted by District Judge Hugh Finkelstein Monday of a criminal trespass charge filed after a series of contentious visits and messages to KARK and Fox 16.
    • Sep 18, 2018
  • Sierra Club endorses Clarke Tucker

    The Arkansas chapter of the Sierra Club has announced its endorsement of Democrat Clarke Tucker for the 2nd District congressional seat held by Republican French Hill.
    • Sep 18, 2018
  • Government transformation: An idea from the Insurance commissioner

    I have been making information requests around state to government to get an inkling of what Gov. Asa Hutchinson intends to announce about reorganizing state government in the name of efficiency. This morning, an idea on that subject from Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr, unearthed by an FOI request.
    • Sep 18, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017
  • Free Zinn book for Arkansas teachers

    Arkansas teachers! Get your free Howard Zinn book here! Whether Kim Hendren likes it or not.
    • Mar 3, 2017
  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017


Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation