City & County

Overturf announces run for JP

Mark Overturf announced today his intentions to run for District 6 Justice of the Peace on the Clark County Quorum Court.

Overturf has been an Arkadelphia resident since 1994, when he began an internship at Twin Rivers Architecture, and joined the firm as partner in 2003. As a partner, Overturf has worked on a variety of projects in and around Clark County, but also across Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

“One of the main reasons that I am running for JP is the fact that I want to help continue moving Clark County in a forward direction,” Overturf said. “With the passing and renewals of the 1/2-cent economic development tax, our county has stated that we want to make economic development an item of focus. The Quorum Court will be vital in setting a tone for the County and overseeing the funds from the tax revenue.”

Overturf is a 1994 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture.

An avid mountain biker, he said he wants to continue supporting the trail system at Iron Mountain and DeGray Lake. “Tourism is a big part of economic development,” he said, “and I believe that we are set up to experience dramatic growth in and around our local attractions.”

He is a member of Trinity Temple Assembly of God Church, where he plays guitar, sings and leads a team of singers and musicians. He is also involved in the community by serving as a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board, Arkadelphia Lions Club and the Volunteer Council for the Arkansas Human Development Center. He also regularly attends the monthly meetings of the Economic Development Corp. of Clark County.

He and his wife, Ginger, are the parents of three children, all graduates of Arkadelphia High School.

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