Rodney Leggitt announced he is running for State Representative for District 67 as a Republican candidate.

"I am a longtime resident of Faulkner County and the husband to my wonderful wife of 23 years and the father of three teenagers," Leggitt said in a statement. "I have a son that is attending the University of Arkansas majoring in chemical engineering/pre-med, a son that is in 10th grade at Greenbrier High School and a daughter that is in eighth grade at Greenbrier Junior High.

"I believe that when you put God as a priority, that family will automatically become a priority."

Leggitt currently serves as an elder and treasurer for his church.

"I hold conservative beliefs and am strongly pro-life and pro 2nd amendment," he said. "I believe that community involvement is key to knowing the issues and wants of its citizens."

Leggitt serves on the board of the Centerville Fire Department.

"I believe in fully supporting the growth of our youth, and therefore believe in supporting our schools and youth programs," he said. "I coached both youth baseball and peewee football for many years and have spent time volunteering with the Greenbrier band program.

"When I was in management of a local golf course, we allowed the local high school golf teams to practice and play golf without charge and also donated money to those public schools for their high school golf teams. I am a huge advocate of the public school system and will work to do everything I can to support it, our educators, and students.

"I know that freedom has been hard won and believe in the full support of our veterans. I know that agriculture is Arkansas' backbone and I have the education and experience to help support economic growth in this area."

Leggitt graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences.

"I developed a hard work ethic early on by working in rice fields, soybean fields, catfish ponds, chicken houses and bailing hay," he said. "I worked for 11 years at Acxiom before becoming the Director of Field Operations at Central Arkansas Resource, Conservation, and Development. In my current role, I work with landowners to help restore wetlands for migratory birds. I hope to take all of my experience and knowledge to the House to help further agriculture in our state. I would appreciate your vote on May 22."