Homer Lenderman-Democrat announces candidacy

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Homer Lenderman, Democrat, is announcing as a candidate for Arkansas House District 53. This is basically the same district (76) that he has served except with the reapportionment, Bay, Valley View and the South Ridge areas have been removed because of population growth.

"I moved to the Brookland area in 1980 and taught high school agriculture and served as FFA advisor for 30 years," Lenderman said. " I have been married to the former Linda Parten for 35 years. We have two children, a son, BJ, who teaches agriculture at Marmaduke High School, and a daughter, Lane, who teaches high school agriculture at Cross County high school. BJ and his wife Nikki have one son, Cash, who attends Brookland Elementary. I retired from Brookland High School in June 2010. We own a small cattle and hay farm north of Brookland."

Lenderman graduated from Greene Co. Tech High School and attended Arkansas State University completing a bachelors degree in 1979 and a masters degree in 1984. He currently serves on the Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development; Revenue and Taxation; Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs; Academic Facilities Oversight Committees and serves as chairman of the Complaints and Remediation Subcommittee.

He attends Brookland Church of Christ where he serves as a deacon.

"I believe that all government programs and expenditures should be reasonable, realistic and responsible. I am a conservative that has consistently supported responsible spending, economic development, education, police and fire protection and our elderly," Lenderman said. "I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the citizens of this district. Accomplishments include supporting all the bills that resulted in the cutting of $35,000,000 in taxes and the prison reform bill. A personal accomplishment was the passage of HB 1099 which allows flexibility in the school starting date."

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