Fite to seek fourth term in Arkansas House

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - Spe­cial to The Sa­line Courier

State Rep. Lanny Fite — for­mer Sa­line County Judge — has an­nounced his in­tent to seek a fourth term in the Arkansas State House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Fite is serv­ing his third term as a state rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Dis­trict 23, which in­cludes a por­tion of Sa­line County. He cur­rently sits on three stand­ing com­mit­tees: House City, County and Lo­cal Af­fairs, which he chairs; House Rev­enue and Tax­a­tion, and House Rules. He serves on the Arkansas Leg­isla­tive Coun­cil, in­clud­ing four sub­com­mit­tees: the Uni­form Per­son­nel Clas­si­fi­ca­tion and Com­pen­sa­tion Plan, Lit­i­ga­tion Re­ports Over­sight (cochair), High­way Com­mis­sion Re­view and Ad­vi­sory, and Claims Re­view.

He is an al­ter­nate on the

Joint Com­mit­tee on Pub­lic Retirement and So­cial Se­cu­rity Pro­grams and Leg­isla­tive Joint Au­dit­ing.

Ear­lier this year, he re­ceived the Arkansas Mu­nic­i­pal League Dis­tin­guished Leg­is­la­tor Award. He is a U.S. Army vet­eran who served in Viet­nam and is a mem­ber of the Veter­ans’ Cau­cus.

Fite has spent his time in the leg­is­la­ture fight­ing for con­ser­va­tive causes, in­clud­ing tax cuts, prop­erty tax re­lief and pro­life leg­is­la­tion.

“It is an honor and priv­i­lege to serve the peo­ple of Dis­trict 23 in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. As a leg­is­la­tor, my job is to stand up for the val­ues of Arkansans and be a con­sis­tent voice for them,” Fite said. “My track record shows I am a proven con­ser­va­tive, and with your help, we can con­tinue work­ing to­gether to en­sure fis­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity, pro­tect life and create a pro-busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment so we can grow, ex­pand and pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for hard-work­ing Arkansas fam­i­lies.”

Prior to serv­ing in the leg­is­la­ture, Fite served as Sa­line County Judge for 16 years. He also owned a small busi­ness, Arkansas As­phalt, for 17 years. He and his wife, Sherri Adams Fite, have two chil­dren, Kel­lie Turner and hus­band, Joel, of South­east Asia, and a son, Adam Fite and wife, Heather, of Fayet­teville; and five grand­chil­dren.

They live in Ben­ton and are mem­bers of Hol­land Chapel Bap­tist Church.


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