Shepherd, who represents District 6 in the Arkansas House of Representatives, will seek a third consecutive term in office. District 6 covers parts of
Shepherd, an El Dorado Native, was elected in 2010, winning with over 70% of the vote, and again in 2012 with over 80%.
In a release sent by Shepherd’s campaign: “Matthew Shepherd is a husband, a father of three and a civic leader who will continue to aggressively fight for District 6, and work to create jobs and economic development, create a more efficient state government, upgrade infrastructure, and improve the quality of education that will allow South Arkansas and the State of Arkansas to be competitive in the global marketplace.”
Shepherd currently serves as the chairman of the House Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee. He is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the Joint Energy Committee and the Arkansas Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight Committee.
He is also appointed to a Special Task Force on Practice and Procedure in Civil Cases from the Arkansas Supreme Court.
The Republican primary election will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014