For­mer Coun­cil Mem­ber, Copeland, Files For State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS - By May­lon Rice

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.


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