“I want to thank the people for allowing me to represent them in the House of Representatives for the past 12 years. It has been a privilege to serve. I am pleased with what we have accomplished but know there is more to do to keep our area of the state viable and headed on a positive economic path. I am excited about the initiatives we are taking to attract new business and seeking expansion of our existing businesses. I am asking for the opportunity to continue to work on behalf of the people of Southeast Arkansas,” said Jeff Wardlaw as he announced he would seek another term as State Representative. The legislative district covers Drew County and parts of Bradley and Desha Counties.
Wardlaw currently serves as Co-Chair of Arkansas Legislative Council. In addition, he is a member of the House Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee, the State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Rules Committee.
A lifelong resident of Bradley County, Wardlaw works in medical sales and agriculture. He is a graduate of Hermitage High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Wardlaw previously served on the Hermitage School Board.
Wardlaw and his wife, Missy, are the parents of six children. They attend the Methodist Church and are active in various sports programs with their children. Wardlaw is also a member of the Rotary Club.