Most Active Stories
- Arkansas Weather-Related Closings And Delays For Wednesday
- Allegations Surface That Arkansas Judge Made Objectionable Posts on Message Board
- Third And Likely Final Round Of Layoffs Begins At Acxiom
- Is Open Carry Legal in Arkansas? Depends On Who You Ask.
- Latest Information On Arkansas Road Conditions
Tue June 11, 2013
Highway Commissioner Enters Arkansas Lt. Governor Race
Arkansas Highway Commissioner John Burkhalter says he's running for lieutenant governor next year, opting out of a race for the state's top office.
Burkhalter on Tuesday announced he's running for the Democratic nomination for the state's No. 2 constitutional office.
Little Rock School Board President Dianne Curry also announced Tuesday that she's running.
Burkhalter, 56, had been considering a run for governor.
Burkhalter is the president of Burkhalter Technologies, a North Little Rock construction company.
He was appointed to the state Highway Commission in 2011 and is a former chairman for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Curry, 59, was first elected to the school board in 2006.
Republican Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr hasn't said whether he'll seek re-election next year and is also considering running for Congress.