Pat O'Brien joins car wars | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pat O'Brien joins car wars

Posted By on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Pat O'Brien, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state, plunges into the state car story. He won't take one. His employees won't commute in them. And those cars that his office does require will be clearly marked as official cars. (In other words, an employee who parks one outside the Whoopee Room Gentleman's Club will do so at some risk.)


Pulaski Circuit/County Clerk and Secretary of State nominee, Pat O’Brien, announced today his plan to restrict state vehicle usage in the Secretary of State’s office. The plan includes clearly marking all state vehicles, elimination of personal commuting and a pledge to not have a state vehicle or charge taxpayers mileage reimbursements.

“This plan is consistent with my previous record on open and accountable government,” stated O’Brien, “We want to save taxpayer dollars by ensuring there is no abuse of vehicles.” O’Brien was clear to state that he has no knowledge of abuses within the Secretary of State’s office currently. Rather, this is a proactive plan that will be implemented after he is elected. He added, “Driving to work every day is expected of most everybody, why should it be any different for politicians.”

A copy of the plan may be found on the campaign website by clicking here.

O’Brien has lived in Jacksonville since the age of three, working in the family business as a teenager and graduating from Jacksonville Public Schools. He went on to receive his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville before returning home in 1995 to establish a general practice of law. O’Brien also worked two years as Director of Operations for JKP Foods, Inc., which was a family owned business consisting of seven McDonald’s restaurants in North Pulaski County employing 350 people. His public service includes one term as the Jacksonville representative on the Pulaski County Special School District Board. He did not run for re-election in 2003. O’Brien was also Chief of Staff for the 22nd Judicial District’s Prosecuting Attorney’s office in 2003.

If you have any questions about the press release, call Pat O’Brien at (501) 258-0548 or visit the campaign website at

Tags: , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel applauds Trump's EPA choice of climate change denier Scott Pruitt

    Dustin McDaniel gives the thumbs up to a man set to dismantle EPA regulations.
    • Dec 8, 2016
  • Little Rock school activists announce events for 60th anniversary of Central High crisis

    The group is not affiliated with the official "Reflections of Progress" commemoration of the 60th anniversary. However, at least two of the Little Rock Nine may be joining the group for an event at 2:30 p.m. at the state Capitol in the Old Supreme Court Chamber.
    • Sep 14, 2017
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Re Trump: The Arkies say......

    • Justsomewhore is mewling about "playground name-calling"! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Look, justsomewhore, I gave up taking the high…

    • on July 17, 2018
  • Re: Meet the Russian Rifle Association

    • And Tom Cotton and French Hill are two of the NRA's biggest pals. Keep your…

    • on July 17, 2018
  • Re: Trump-Putin: As bad as expected. At least.

    • what agencies determine the level of security clearance is granted to an individual? donny45's security…

    • on July 17, 2018



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