Boozman Honors the Life of Jay Dickey

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) paid tribute to former Congressman Jay Dickey on the Senate floor.

Dickey passed away last week at the age of 77. He served four terms in Congress representing the 4th Congressional District of Arkansas from 1993-2001.

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The following are Boozman’s remarks as prepared for delivery:

“Mr. President,

As many in Washington and Arkansas now know, Jay Dickey passed away last week.

Jay was a native of Pine Bluff and represented southern Arkansas in the 4th Congressional District for four terms between 1993 and 2001.

He was known as a fierce advocate for Arkansas and worked hard to ensure that our state had a strong voice in Washington.

A successful business owner and attorney, Jay was a well-respected member of the Pine Bluff community. He served as the Pine Bluff city attorney and had a brief tenure on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Jay was a friend to many and built warm relationships with almost everyone he met, even those who disagreed with him politically. He also wore his faith on his sleeve as a proud born-again Christian.

I will always appreciate Jay’s kindness to me when I first started serving in Congress.

He was a loving father, a dedicated public servant, and he will be missed by many.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they mourn his loss, but I know that they are also incredibly proud of the legacy that Jay leaves behind which will continue to have an impact on us all in the years ahead.”