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Friday, May 14, 2010

New lottery commissioner

Posted By on Fri, May 14, 2010 at 4:05 PM

John. C. "Smokey" Campbell III of Hot Springs will take the state Lottery Commission seat vacated by Ray Thornton. John C. "Smokey" Campbell, III, of Hot Springs was appointed Friday to the state Lottery Commission by Senator Bob Johnson of Bigelow.
 
Campbell will complete the term of former Congressman Ray Thornton, who recently announced his resignation from the lottery commission. The term will expire in 2015.
 
Campbell, 66, attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and was a member of Kappa fraternity. He spent most of his life in his hometown of Helena. He has been a farmer and a banker in the east Arkansas delta, where he still maintains farming interests. He is also a territorial sales manager for an agricultural chemical company.
 
Campbell has served on the state Claims Commission. He now serves on Arkansas Rural Development Commission, a position he will resign to become a lottery commissioner.
 
He and his wife Kathy have one son, who lives in Bryant.

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