City & County

King announces run for JP District 5

Jimmy King has announced intentions to run for Clark County District 5 Justice of the Peace.

King, of Arkadelphia, said he is seeking the position because he “wants to represent the residents of District 5 and to help Clark County grow.”

King is Director of Support Services for the Arkadelphia Public School District, where he has been employed for 30 years. Prior to his current position he was assistant principal at Goza Middle School from 2000-2020, and a teacher/coach/bus driver at Goza from 1992-2000.

He holds a Masters of Science in Education degree from Henderson State University.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve on the Quorum Court and help the county’s executive leaders however I can,” King said.

In 2018-2019 he was named Arkansas Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year by the Arkansas Middle Level Association. He has also been recognized as a National Outstanding Assistant Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

King currently serves on the Arkansas State Teachers Association board of directors, the Arkansas Safe Schools Association board of directors, and is a member of the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Educators, Arkansas Administrators Education Association, Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Arkansas School Plant Managers Association.

He is married to Kathy King, media specialist at Goza Middle School. They have two daughters, Casey Jackson of Arkadelphia and Bailey Cockerill of Euless, Texas; and two grandchildren, Madison and Porter.

King is a member of Second Baptist Church in Arkadelphia. He is a volunteer for the Dam Night Run. He enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, smoking meat, camping and spending time with family.