Homer Lenderman seeking re-election
Homer Lenderman, Democrat, announced his candidacy for re-election to Arkansas House District 53. He has lived in the Brookland area since 1980 and taught high school agriculture and served as FFA advisor for 30 years.
Lenderman has been married to the former Linda Parten for 38 years. They have two children, a son B.J., who teaches agriculture at Marmaduke High School, and a daughter Lane, who teaches high school agriculture at Brookland High School.
B.J. and his wife Nikki have a son, Cash, who attends Brookland Elementary and an infant daughter, Harper.
Lenderman retired from Brookland High School in June 2010. They own a small cattle and hay farm north of Brookland.
Lenderman is a Greene County Tech High School graduate and attended ASU completing a Bachelors Degree in 1979 and a Masters Degree in 1984.
Committees he currently serves on are the Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development; Education; Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs (serving as vice-chairman) and the Academic Facilities Oversight committees. He attends the Church of Christ at Brookland where he serves as a deacon.
"I believe that all government programs and expenditures should be reasonable, realistic and responsible," Lenderman said. "I have consistently supported responsible spending, economic development, education, police and fire protection and our elderly. I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the citizens of this district."
His accomplishments include supporting all the bills that resulted in the cutting of millions of dollars in taxes and the prison reform bill.
"A personal accomplishment was the passage of HB 1099 which allows flexibility in the school starting date," he said. "I have brought back to my district in excess of $250,000 in General Improvement Funds. During the 89th General Assembly I carried 14 bills to the House floor and all were signed into law."