State Rep. Jamie Scott wrote a letter to Governor Asa Hutchinson expressing profound concerns about the virus entering the state’s correctional system and harming staff and inmates. She recommended the Parole Board should immediately begin releasing those who have been granted parole and expedite new parole hearings.
Pulaski County Youth Services works in collaboration with local school districts, higher education institutions and a multitude of community partners to encourage academic achievement at all levels, provide leadership development and nurture healthy social and emotional well-being for the youth of Pulaski County.
With less than a month before Arkansas Democrats vote in the presidential primary, the state is getting more attention from the candidates’ campaigns. Arkansas is one of 14 states that will be taking part in Super Tuesday on March 3, with early voting to begin Feb. 18.
North Little Rock native Jamie Scott is the youngest African American female elected in the history to the Arkansas State Legislature, representing District 37. She discovered her love for politics after completing her master’s degree in criminal justice at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and being recruited to work on Hillary Clinton’s first presidential race in 2007. Since then, Jamie has dedicated her career to public service and to fighting for equal rights and fair opportunities for all.
Rep. Jamie Scott (D-North Little Rock) became the youngest African-American woman in the Arkansas Legislature yesterday. Scott, the executive director for Pulaski County Youth Services, defeated opponent Isaac Henry in the District 37 Democratic primary and went on to run unopposed in the general election. Recently, she took time to answer my questions about what problem she believes needs fixing in Arkansas, the pressures of being a woman elected in 2018 and the music she is listening to as she prepares for her first week of the 2019 legislative session.