Sen. Missy Thomas Irvin is seeking re-election to the Arkansas State Senate for District 18, which is comprised of Cleburne, Searcy and Stone counties and portions of Baxter, Faulkner, Fulton, Marion, Van Buren and White counties.

"Serving the people of Arkansas and my district has been one of the greatest honors and joys of my life. I have truly been blessed by the opportunity the voters have given me. I hope to continue this journey with the people of District 18 and ask for their support in the Republican Primary May 20," Irvin said.

Irvin is serving her second term in the Arkansas Senate representing Senate District 18. She is chairman of Senate City, County & Local Affairs and vice chairman of Joint Energy for the 89th General Assembly. Her other committee memberships include Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee; Senate Ef?ciency; Arkansas Legislative Council; Joint Budget Committee (JBC); the Task Force on Substance Abuse Treatment Services; JBC - Peer Review; and is Chair of the Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention. She also serves as Assistant Pro Tempore.

Senator Irvin was a recipient of the 2011 and 2014 Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association Advocate of Justice Award. She has received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Arkansas Municipal League and the Star Award from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

Irvin lives in Mountain View and is married to John Dawson Irvin, MD. Together, they have four children, Allyn, Hennelly, Josie and Ike and attend First United Methodist Church.