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State Sen. Joyce Elliott to address HSV Democratic Club

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District 31 State Sen. Joyce Elliott of Little Rock will speak at the quarterly meeting of the Democratic Club of Hot Springs Village on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Coronado Center (150 Ponderosa Drive). The meeting begins at 4 p.m. and is preceded by a 3.p.m. social hour that will offer appetizers and beverages.

Elliott, a teacher for 30 years, was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in November 2000 and to the Arkansas Senate in November 2008. In her remarks, Elliott is expected to discuss the commitment she shares with state Sen. Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, to addressing race in the state, the importance of the resistance movement and the overall state of politics in Arkansas, especially in the Arkansas legislature.

Last fall, Sens. Elliott and Hendren proposed the creation of a bipartisan subcommittee to look at how race affects policy and life in Arkansas. While the proposal was turned down, the two have vowed to continue the discussion.

Elliott’s service on legislative committees includes Education, Judiciary, Commerce, Insurance and Commerce and Budget.

Her teaching career included 27 years at Arkansas schools and one year each in Texas, Florida and Minnesota.

An Arkansas native, Elliott earned an undergraduate degree in English and speech from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia in 1973 and a graduate degree in English from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia in 1981.

Elliott is a member of Mosaic Church. She has one son, Elliott Barnes and a 6-year-old granddaughter, Athena Jolie.

An admitted adrenaline junkie, Elliott enjoys hiking, dancing, canoeing, zip lining and whitewater rafting.

The public is invited to attend this interesting and relevant program.

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