Horatio – State Representative DeAnn Vaught has announced her intention to seek re-election to House District 4, a position she was first elected to in 2014. The district includes Little River County and portions of Howard and Sevier Counties.
“Representing our communities has been an absolute honor,” said Vaught. “I’ve enjoyed meeting people from around the district and listening to their concerns about government. If re-elected, I will continue to remain accessible to my constituents. It doesn’t matter if there is a need to change legislation or you just need someone to pray with you, my door is always open.”
Vaught was asked to join the House Leadership team in January 2017 and is currently the Chair of House Management, the first female to ever hold this position. In addition, she serves on the Joint Budget, House Rules, Education, and Insurance & Commerce committees and is a member of the Arkansas Legislative Council.
During this past legislative session, Vaught was supportive of Governor Hutchinson’s efforts to reduce taxes and provide more government efficiencies. She was the main sponsor of bills to strengthen personal property rights and to expand economic development through natural gas infrastructure improvements.
“In my first campaign, I pledged to be a voice for our area of the state,” continued Vaught. “I’ve done that by being an advocate for rural schools, highway improvements, and less government interference in our everyday lives.”
Vaught is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University, where she obtained a degree in Agriculture Business. She and her husband Jon are famers in Horatio. They have three daughters and are members of Farm Bureau and Pork Producers.