Bob Blankenship of Monette has announced his intent to run for the upcoming Craighead County Quorum Court position.
The Blankenship name is among the early settlers of Craighead County.
Blankenship and his wife, the former Doris Stewart, have been married for 43 years are both lifelong Monette residents.
Their two daughters, Missi Miller and Kristi Wildy, are graduates of Buffalo Island Central High School and Arkansas State University. The Blankenships have five grandchildren.
"One of my main concerns has always been the welfare of people in Craighead County," Blankenship said.
Blankenship serves as a Sunday school teacher, a deacon and trustee at the Monette First Baptist Church and works with summer youth programs. He served on the BIC School Board for 13 years and the Monette Fire Department for 39 years. Blankenship has served as fire chief for 22 years. He is currently a member of the Monette City Council.
As a veteran, Blankenship joined the Monette American Legion Post #136 and has always been an active member. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam.
"I believe my years of pubic service, throughout these many different organizations, qualifies me to serve the county in whatever situation that might arise," Blankenship said. "I am committed to serve in the best interest of the people of this great county and ask for their support in allowing me to do so."