Krystal Thrailkill, a Democrat, announced this week that she’ll run for the Arkansas House of Representatives in District 22. The seat is currently held by Democratic Rep. Bill Abernathy, who is term-limited. The full text of her release is below the jump.
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Thrailkill Announcement News Release
Krystal H. Thrailkill recently announced her intent to run for the Arkansas House of Representatives for District #22, the position currently held by Representative Bill Abernathy. Abernathy’s term concludes at the end of 2010.
Dr. Thrailkill is currently employed by Rich Mountain Community College as the business department chair. She is actively involved in multiple community organizations , including various leadership positions and works a business consultant. Dr. Thrailkill currently serves the Democratic Party on the Polk County Central Committee, and the Arkansas Federation of Democratic Women as Polk County president, and fourth Congressional District Director. She serves the state party as an officer, the Democratic National Committeewoman for Arkansas.
“I enjoy working with people, and believe I can have an immediate impact when elected to the legislature. The relationships I have with party leaders and current legislators can help me be effective for our district. No one should seek public office with a personal agenda. My agenda will be developed as I listen to the people. I consider myself a centrist, and agree more often than not with Mike Ross on many topics. I believe that economic development is one of the most important issues in our region, and I would make that a priority. While I know so many people in the area, I am looking forward to meeting more as the campaign progresses.
Dr. Thrailkill is a two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas, and also Arkansas Tech University, and Henderson State. She is married to attorney Danny Thrailkill, and they have three children, one of whom is training for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They reside in Mena.