Local business owner Shannon Taylor has announced his candidacy for the Arkansas State House of Representatives in District 72. Arkansas District 72 includes east Conway and parts of the surrounding area.

Mr. Taylor is a successful business man who has over twenty years of experience in the energy industry. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management from John Brown University, a Christian university located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He then earned a Master of Science in Operations Management at the University of Arkansas, College of Engineering. Mr. Taylor believes, "Education is paramount to the health of our state; one should never stop learning."

Shannon is married to his wonderful wife Crystal and has two young sons, Britton and Jaxon. The boys attend Conway Christian School where Shannon and Crystal actively volunteer. The Taylor family attends church at Church Alive in Conway and they are active with the kids in coaching sports including: Upward basketball and Arkansas Rush soccer.

"I’m stepping up to the plate as your Republican candidate to represent you, the great people of Faulkner County, because we need a common sense, conservative voice in Little Rock to fight for lower taxes while spurring job creation, reduce wasteful government spending, and strengthen our state’s education system. I’m here to serve my neighbors as our representative and I am willing to stand-up for what we believe in. Together we can make Arkansas a beacon of opportunity and bring more of the American Dream to Faulkner County."