Arkansas House Speaker Matthew Shepherd re-elected

Formal vote to elect the next speaker will occur at the start of the next legislative session

By John Mortiz
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

House Speaker Matthew Shepherd, R-El Dorado, was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues on Friday to serve as speaker-designate for the 93rd General Assembly, which begins in 2021.

Shepherd was elected to lead the Republican-controlled House in 2018, when he replaced former Speaker Jeremy Gillam of Judsonia. He was unopposed for re-election Friday. READ MORE.

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