State Rep. David J. Sanders, R-Little Rock, has launched his bid for a state Senate seat. “My family and I are excited to begin this effort of earning the votes of the hard-working people of Senate District 15,” Sanders said.
“I’ve visited with several voters in the district over the past few weeks. From Clinton to Little Rock and in Morrilton, Greenbrier, Perryville and Maumelle — rural and urban alike — I listened, and they told me they want a committed, conservative leader who will fight for their interests both inside and outside the State Capitol,” Sanders said.
Rep. Sanders represents House District 31, which covers parts of Pulaski and Saline counties.
State Senate District 15 includes large portions of Faulkner, Pulaski and Van Buren counties, as well as all of Conway and Perry counties.
“As a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, I kept my word with voters by sponsoring and voting for legislation that cut taxes for hard-working Arkansans, rolled back spending and reformed state government,” Sanders said.
As a founding member of the Fayetteville Shale Caucus, Sanders joined with State Sen. Jason Rapert on issues related to the state’s natural gas industry. “Together, we fought against policies that would result in those good-paying jobs being lost to other states,” he said.
Some of Sanders’ accomplishments and honors include:
— Authoring legislation to prevent bank, insurance, securities and utilities regulators from leaving government posts and immediately going to work for companies they regulated.
— Being selected for  the leadership team for the 46-member House Republican Caucus.
— Receiving the “Advocate for Justice Award” from the state’s elected prosecutors for his work to protect Arkansas families from violent criminals.
He and his wife Rebecca, a school teacher, have five children. He is a deacon in Little Rock’s First Baptist Church and is director of development for the Arkansas Baptist School System. He is a member of Arkansas Right to Life, the National Rifle Association, Club for Growth and the Little Rock Touchdown Club.
Arkansas Business named Sanders one of the state’s top leaders under 40 years old. He is a former columnist for Stephens Media.