Moody To Run for Arkansas House

Today Lackey Moody Jr. announced his candidacy for District 63 of the Arkansas House of Representatives. A life-long resident of Independence County and two-term member of the Independence County Quorum Court, Lackey states, ” I want to continue to be a strong voice for the people of Independence County, utilizing my business background and common sense approach to accomplish real results that benefit all the citizens of Independence County and the state. ”

A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a BSBA in Finance, Real Estate, and Banking, Moody has over 20 years experience in the local business community as a broker/realtor. During those years he has also served as a Jaycee, a member of the Independence County Economic Development Foundation, and the Independence County Industrial Development Corporation.

Now serving a second term as justice of the peace, he has served on the Law Enforcement, Hydroelectric, and Solid Waste Committees, and the Independence County Security and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

“It has been an honor to utilize my conservative values and broad community ties to represent Independence County citizens. I look forward to being a positive advocate for them in Little Rock to ensure our county and state becomes an even better place to work and raise our families.”

“Our greatest need is more and better jobs. I will work to broaden economic opportunities for our people in manufacturing, retail, and the services industries through a rigorous assessment of existing state regulations and taxation policies to create a more business friendly environment that will attract new jobs for our people.”

“Our education policies must not only seek to improve college graduation rates, but also prioritize the advancement of two year and associate degrees that provide citizens with the skills needed to compete for 21st century jobs. We also need to continue improving K-12 to prepare our children for post-secondary courses and training. ”

An avid outdoorsman, Moody strongly believes in protecting gun ownership thru continued support of second amendment rights. “Our state is faced with many challenges, but the opportunities in finding solutions to these problems keep me optimistic. No one person or party has all the answers that will result in the solutions our people expect and deserve. Solutions can only be found when people are willing to set aside their differences and work together to find the best solution for Arkansans.

By working together, across party lines, we can forge the strong collaborative partnerships needed to find the solutions our people expectand deserve. ”

Moody and his wife Kristi Prince Moody make their home in Batesville with their twins Kate and Trey. They are active members in the Cord Baptist Church.