Randy Higgins, R-Greenbrier, has announced his candidacy for Faulkner County Justice of the Peace District 2.

Higgins, who is running against incumbent Democrat Dianna Kellar, stated in his news release that his "experience as a business leader and community service will help him as a member of the Quorum Court deal with the many fiscal and growth issues which affect Faulkner County.

"As a fiscal and social conservative, he will strive to ensure the voice of his constituents in northern Faulkner County are represented in county government," the release continues.

Higgins is a graduate of the Arkansas College of Technology and is the district general manager for SimplexGrinnell, a company that provides fire protection and life safety systems. he is a graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute and has served as a reserve deputy for the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office for 15 years, eight of which he served as the reserve unit commander. He has served six consecutive terms as Union Township constable and is a FAA licensed private pilot. 

He received a President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.

Higgins is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Greenbrier, where he has served as the finance committee chair for nine years. He and his wife of 28 years, Verna, have two sons; Matthew, a graduate of the Greenbrier School District and Mitchell, who attends Greenbrier Middle School.