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Thursday, February 25, 2010

John Walker for House

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Civil rights lawyer John Walker (does he need an introduction?) is going to try again for a seat in the state legislature. He lost a race for Senate eight years ago. This year, he's running for term-limited Rep. Wilhelmina Lewellen's House seat.

Quite a race shaping up here in the Democratic primary -- Terri Hollingsworth (daughter of the late lawyer Les Hollingsworth); city of Little Rock lobbyist Odies Wilson, and state Education Department official Charity Smith. Republican Carolyn Ann Smith also has announced. Walker's announcement:


Little Rock attorney John Walker a local civil rights attorney, announces his candidacy for state representative District 34.  Walker states that his commitment to community, his background in law and his unquestioned support for quality education for all children in the district. The seat is currently held by Representative Wilhelmina Lewellen who is prohibited from seeking reelection because of term limits.  

Mr. Walker is a native of Hope, Arkansas. He graduated Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas; Arkansas AM&N (UAPB) in Pine Bluff with a bachelors degree in Sociology; Master’s Degree from New York University in New York City, and a Law Degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He worked as an intern with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in New York.  In 1965, he opened his law practice in Little Rock. Walker is presently the owner of John W. Walker, P.A., a general practice law firm.  He has maintained offices in the state for the past 43 years.

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