Dave Wallace seeking State Senate seat
LEACHVILLE -- Dave Wallace, Arkansas State Representative, District 54, has announced he is running for the Arkansas State Senate District 2 seat, currently held by David Burnett, Democrat.
"I am running for the State Senate because I understand job creation, making a payroll, and dealing with government overreach," Wallace said. "I share the views and values with the citizens of District 22 and my voting record as State Representative shows I will fight to reduce taxes, government regulation on business, and the over-reaching federal government while continuing to fight for life, traditional marriage, and the 2nd Amendment."
State Representative Wallace was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2014, winning with over 56 percent of the vote. He attended Arkansas State University and was commissioned a second lieutenant from the ROTC program in 1970. He served his country for over 20 years, leading troops at every level from platoon leader to company commander and finally as a battalion commander in divisions such as The 101st Airborne, First Cavalry Division and the First Infantry Division. During the Vietnam War, Lieutenant Wallace was decorated for valor on seven different occasions while flying Cobra attack helicopters in an Air Cavalry Troop. Shot down on two different occasions, Wallace was awarded the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, an Air Medal for Valor, two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry, and one Vietnamese Honor medal.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Arkansas State University Hall of Heroes and into the Arkansas Military Veteran's Hall of Fame in 2014.
As a conservative small business owner, Wallace has spent years creating jobs and making a payroll. His company, Wallace Resources, specializes in disaster relief and has responded to many disasters including the Joplin Tornado rescue, the BP Oil Spill, and multiple hurricanes and floods. A graduate of Leachville High School, he attended Arkansas State University and Emery Riddle Aeronautical University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education.
While serving on the Leachville City Council, Wallace worked tirelessly to make his hometown and region a better place to live.
Representative Wallace serves as chairman of the Military and Veterans Affairs committee, and on the Public Transportation committee; Committee on Aging, Children, and Youth; Legislative and Military Affairs; Legislative Joint Audit; Joint Performance Review; and as a liaison to the Senate. He also received The Distinguished Legislator award for his support of small towns in Arkansas by the Arkansas Municipal League; the 2015 Heroes of Liberty Calvin Coolidge award by Conduit for Commerce; and Champion of Freedom 2015 from The Advance Arkansas Institute.
He is married to Karen Grooms Wallace, who serves on the Leachville City Council, and they have two grown children.
For more information, visit www.dave4arkansas.com.