El Dorado, AR - Matthew Shepherd, candidate for State Representative District 6, has announced that he will open his campaign headquarters on Saturday, July 31.  The campaign headquarters are located at 213 East Main Street. The opening activities will begin at 3:30 p.m.  Shepherd said, “I am very excited about this campaign for State Representative and I am looking forward to presenting my goals for District 6. Being a lifelong resident of this community we have a lot of friends that I hope will come out and support our campaign.  However, I am truly anxious to meet all the constituents that call Union County home.  The opening of our headquarters symbolizes the kick-off of our fall campaign leading up to the November 2 General Election.”  The ribbon cutting and kick-off celebration will start at 3:30 p.m. and continue up to 6:00 p.m., prior to the Showdown at Sunset and Summer Concert series in the downtown area. Shepherd will present footballs to the kids and refreshments will be served.

Shepherd also announced the appointment of two key positions within his campaign organization;  Brett Williamson will serve as campaign chairman and Alan Meadows as treasurer. “I am very fortunate to have friends and colleagues that have stepped up to assist me in my quest to become State Representative. Brett and Alan are good friends, and their skills in managing my campaign are very important to our success.”

Shepherd continued, “The race for State Representative will serve as a great opportunity for residents in Union County to voice their concerns about our state government. I want to hear from those that wish to express their feelings. I feel confident in my ability to lead; however, I am always listening and I truly want to know the issues our citizens view to be most important to them. ”

Shepherd ran unopposed for the Republican Party nomination for State Representative for District 6, a seat that is currently held by John Lowery. Term limits prevent Lowery from seeking reelection. The General Election will be held November 2, 2010. For more information contact Matthew Shepherd at 814-2080 or visit the Shep for Rep campaign website at www.Shep4rep.org.

 

 

Matthew Shepherd on HuckPAC.com

 

Mike Huckabee's endorsement of Matthew at HuckPAC.com

 

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

 

SHEPHERD NEARS $40K MARK FINANCIAL REPORTS SHOW
El Dorado Native Receives Early Outpouring of Support in Push to Represent
District 6 in the Arkansas House of Representatives
El Dorado, AR –The Committee to Elect Matthew Shepherd State Representative has raised $38,570.00 in the race for District 6 State Representative as of the end of 2009– according to state Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Reports. The fundraising figure is especially significant when you consider the El Dorado native announced his candidacy only a few months ago.
Campaign Treasurer Alan Meadows said, “We are deeply appreciative of the early outpouring of support we have already received. And it is clear that with every conversation and handshake Republicans, Democrats and Independents have rallied around Matthew’s candidacy. Issues like creating jobs, efficient state government, infrastructure upgrades and access to a quality education cut across all party lines. The people of District 6 deserve strong and honest leadership in Little Rock and they know that’s what they get with Matthew Shepherd.”
Meadows said, “Support for Matthew’s campaign has continued to grow in the New Year, and we are excited about the upcoming opportunities we’ll have to share his positive message throughout the District.”
Matthew Shepherd is a husband, a father of three and a civic leader who will aggressively fight for District 6, and work to create a more efficient state government, upgrade infrastructure and ensure access to a quality education that will allow Union County and Arkansas to be competitive in the global marketplace.
The House seat is for a two year term that will begin in January 2011. District 6 includes El Dorado and parts of Union County. The Republican primary election will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

 

MATTHEW SHEPHERD ANNOUCES BID FOR HOUSE SEAT 
El Dorado Native Touts Leadership and Experience in Push to Represent District 6 in the Arkansas House of Representatives
El Dorado, AR – El Dorado native and lifelong resident, Matthew Shepherd today announced his intention to run for the Arkansas House of Representatives from District 6 – which includes El Dorado and parts of Union County.
In front of a crowd at the Union County Courthouse, Shepherd, an El Dorado attorney, said that he was entering the race because the people of District 6 deserve strong representation and decisive leadership in the Arkansas Legislature. Shepherd said, “This is a critical time for El Dorado and Union County. Jobs are few and taxes are many, but together we can shape a bright future for our District. I have decided to run for office because we deserve a Representative who will take your voices to Little Rock and work to ensure Union County and El Dorado remain an economic leader and a desirable place to live.”
Shepherd acknowledged that his upbringing played a role in his decision to enter the race. He said, “As the son of a judge and a public school teacher, I understand the sacrifice and heavy responsibility involved in public service, and I am up to the task. As a lifelong resident, active member of the community and experienced attorney dealing with the results of the legislative process, my experiences will serve me well as I work to best serve you, the people of District 6. I would consider it a great honor to represent each of you in Little Rock.”
Shepherd stated that while jobs and economic development are critical immediate concerns, he outlined the three other objectives that he hoped to work towards: creating greater efficiency in state government, upgrading infrastructure particularly the state’s highway system and improving the quality of public education. He said, “As a region and a state we can expect to be competitive in the twenty-first century if we begin to address the core issues at the foundation of providing quality jobs for the future.”
Matthew Shepherd is a husband, a father of three and a civic leader who will aggressively fight for District 6, and work to create a more efficient state government, upgrade infrastructure, and improve the quality of education that will allow Union County and Arkansas to be competitive in the global marketplace.
The House seat is for a two year term that will begin in January 2011. The Republican primary election will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2010.