New Speaker of the House for AR Legislature

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- St. Rep. Matthew Shepherd (R-El Dorado) is officially Arkansas’s new Speaker of the House.

He was voted and sworn in on Friday. 

Shepherd won the race to succeed Jeremy Gilliam in March.

Gilliam resigned on June 6, and will become the University of Central Arkansas’s director of governmental affairs and external relations. 

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