Randy Higgins, R-Greenbrier, has announced his candidacy for a second term as Faulkner County Justice of the Peace, District 2 (which includes Greenbrier, Shady Grove, Bono, Republican and Horseshoe Mountain area).

"It’s been an honor to serve on the Quorum Court this past year. I have learned a great deal about the challenges facing our community and the impact a challenging economy has had on the finances of county government," Higgins said.  In his first term on the Quorum Court he has served on the Public Service Committee and Courts & Public Safety Committee.  He has been very active in working with the county judge and United States Geological Survey with a program to sample ground water in northern Faulkner County to establish a water quality baseline for future reference.

Higgins, a graduate of the Arkansas College of Technology, is the district general manager for SimplexGrinnell, a company that provides fire protection and life safety systems. He is a FAA licensed private pilot and a graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute and a member of the FCLI Curriculum Committee in 2009-2011.  He is a member of the Conway Chamber of Commerce and the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce.  He was a reserve deputy with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office for sixteen years and was the Sheriff’s Reserve Unit commander for eight years.  Currently, Higgins is a reserve police officer with the Greenbrier Police Department and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Greenbrier.

In 2006 he received a President George W. Bush Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Higgins is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ross Higgins of Conway, and he and his wife of 30 years, Verna, have two sons; Matthew and Mitchell.