Former Council Member, Copeland, Files For State Representative
Casey D. Copeland, a former Prairie Grove City Council member and Republican justice of the peace, has filed as a Libertarian for the state House of Representatives, District 80.
Copeland, 41, says he switched to the Libertarian Party in 2006 and was nominated as a candidate at the state Convention for the Libertarian Party last month. He paid his $50 filing fee and is running for the House seat now occupied by state Rep. Charlene Fite.
Copeland is a part-time contract employee of the state of Arkansas, serving as a Dependency-Neglect, Domestic-Relations/Probate Attorney Ad Litem. He also helps his dad on the family’s poultry and hay farm near Lincoln.
Copeland has been married to
Cohen Copeland since 2005, and is a life-long resident of Washington County. He, his wife and three sons have lived in Prairie Grove since 2009.
He served on the Washington County Quorum Court, 1999-2000 and 2001-2002. He served as an alderman on the Prairie Grove City Council, 2011-2017. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Washington County District Court judge in 2016.
Copeland is a University of Arkansas graduate with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration and was a University of Arkansas School of Law graduate in 2004. He received his law license in April 2005 and for a short time had a law office in Prairie Grove.
Copeland said he supports the ideas of small farms, small businesses, small towns and small government. He also supports the rule of law and the independence of courts from political influences.
As a Libertarian candidate, there will be no party primary election. Copeland will run on the general election ballot in November.