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House begins videos of state representatives

Posted By on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Would you like to spend 2:22 listening to Republican Rep. Doug House of North Little Rock? If so, click the YouTube above.

House happens to be the first video biography online at the House website. The House communications staff will add them one at a time until all are done. A news release explains:

As part of an ongoing effort to increase communication between members and constituents, the Arkansas House of Representatives will soon be releasing video biographies of its members.

“The public may know that a member serves on a particular committee or how he or she voted on a hot-button issue. But unfortunately, the public may know very little about the district that individual represents or why that member got involved in public service in the first place,” said House Speaker Davy Carter. “Partisanship is at its lowest when members know one another personally. We hope when members share their personal story with the public, it will have the same impact.”

The House Communications Office purchased the video and editing equipment in 2009 as part of its public transparency initiative to broadcast its proceedings. There is no additional cost for the production of the video biographies.

The House will release the videos one at a time throughout the remainder of the 89th General Assembly via our social media and website Once released, the videos will be made available on the member’s individual bio section on the House website.

You can follow the House on Twitter at @ArkansasHouse or on Facebook at

I dunno. I'm glad for Doug House that he has some cute grandkids and reads "voraciously". Doesn't make me like his partisan voting record very much.

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