City & County

Phillips announces candidacy for JP District 2

Fred Phillips has announced his candidacy for Justice of the Peace, District #2.

Fred is approaching 30 years as a resident of Clark County and the City of Arkadelphia. He has served in many roles through the years: engineer at Scroll Technologies, business owner, law enforcement officer, co-chair of a committee with the 2007 Clark County Strategic Plan, volunteer administrator and developer of the Iron Mountain Trail System at DeGray lake, as well as multiple other community-related positions.

His work experience is extensive. He has nearly 15 years as an Engineer and Project Manager in the manufacturing sector, is the co-holder of two US Patents, has 20-plus years as the owner/manager of a multi-state sports management company, eight years on the Board of Directors for an Olympic Sport, is a Certified Arkansas Law Enforcement Officer and presently serves as the Jail Administrator for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. On the educational side, he holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a masters in engineering management. He has extensive practical experience in the areas budget development/management, risk management, policy formulation and personnel management.

His experience and education drive him to ask questions that are designed to reveal the root causes to issues. He is a pragmatic problem solver, that endeavors to develop workable solutions.

Fred and his wife Rose will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary this coming July. They have two daughters, both who graduated from Henderson State University. Abby is a Certified Public Account and Becca is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Fred stated, “I look forward to continuing to serve Clark County as a member of the Quorum Court.”