Democrat again targets Jim Sorvillo in west Little Rock House seat | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Democrat again targets Jim Sorvillo in west Little Rock House seat

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:02 AM

click to enlarge JESS MALLETT
At least one Democrat will try again to unseat Republican Rep. Jim Sorvillo in a west Little Rock legislative district that has been a battleground.

Jess Mallett, the managing partner of the Peter Miller Law Firm, announced her candidacy today for District 32. Sorvillo, who has an ultra-conservative voting record, triumphed over Democrats John Adams and Susan Inman in 2014 and 2016, with about 56 percent of the vote each time. He succeeded Republican Allen Kerr, who beat back a vigorous challenge from Democrat Barbara Graves in 2012.

Said Mallett's release:

“I’m running for State Representative because Arkansas needs new leadership and fresh ideas. I want to help end our long history of being near the bottom of too many national rankings when it comes to education and quality of life,” said Mallett. “Arkansas is a wonderful state, but we lag too far behind when it comes to public education and creating good-paying jobs. It’s time for that to change.”
Mallett, a Morrilton native, was a Governor's Distinguished Scholar at the University of Arkansas and is a graduate of the UA-Little Rock law school. Her release notes her mother. Janna Virden, is a former college professor and her father, Bart Virden, is an Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge.

“Between the power of special interests and the rigid partisanship that has strangled our politics, nothing gets done in the State Legislature that improves the lives of middle-class Arkansans,” said Mallett. 

Tags: , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • LR charter school application withdrawn for this year

    Friendship Aspire Academy has withdrawn its request to move up plans to open a charter school in Little Rock by a year to take advantage of a vacant building being remodeled by the Walton Family Foundation for another charter operator that withdrew.
    • Jun 20, 2018
  • Another prison death under investigation

    John Howell, 58, who was serving a life sentence for capital murder in Garland County, died shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday after being found unresponsive on the floor of his barracks at the Cummins Unit, a spokesman said.
    • Jun 20, 2018
  • With Trump, of course, there's a catch

    So the heroic Donald Trump proposes a compromise to tearing families apart - jailing them indefinitely.
    • Jun 20, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas Supreme Court refuses to rehear invalidation of marijuana act

    The Arkansas Supreme Court today denied a request to rehear its decision invalidating Issue 7, the medical marijuana initiated act.
    • Nov 3, 2016
  • ADEQ denies C&H Hog Farm permit

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied a new permit for the C&H Hog Farms' concentrated animal feeding operation near Mount Judea (Newton County). This is a big and somewhat surprising victory for critics who have viewed C&H's large-scale pig farm and the pig waste it generates as an existential threat to the Buffalo National River.
    • Jan 10, 2018
  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016

Most Recent Comments



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