Family: I am married to the former Joanna Spann, and together we have five children: Brady, Brock, Brynn,
Braci and Jaycie. Even though I’ve known Joanna since kindergarten, we became reacquainted at our 20th high school reunion.
I grew up in the Sardis community. I was a 1991 graduate of Sheridan High School.
Occupation: I have
recently been re-elected to the office of Commissioner of State Lands. My first term began in 2010. Due to term limits, this
will be my final 4-year term. Prior to this, I was on staff at Agape Church in Little Rock. In 2009 I decided I needed to
get involved in politics, and I won my first race.
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and golf.
guests at my fantasy dinner: Jesus, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dream vacation destination:
Last book I read: The Bible, specifically the letters of the Apostle Paul.
sport or athlete: Football.
Cats or dogs? Dogs.
Favorite food or meal:
Baked chicken, sweet potato and broccoli.
What fun fact would most people be surprised to learn about you?
Prior to running for office in 2009, I had no political aspirations at all. Since the position was created in 1868, I am the
very first Republican to hold this office.