Local State Senator Jimmy Hickey To Lead Arkansas Senate

By Staff, 04/16/20 9:27 PM

The State Senator from District 11 (which includes part of southern and western Hempstead County) has been elected by his peers to serve as President Pro Tempore of the Arkansas State Senate in 2021.  Sen. Jimmy Hickey, a Republican from Texarkana, was elected to the post Thursday.  The Senator defeated Sen. Bart Hester for the post in a secret ballot.  The election comes at the end of a legislative session focused on the state’s budget.