She says the committees in which she currently serves brings her closer to her constituents.
Speaks also co-chaired the Alzheimer's Committee with a desire to help families devastated by the disease.
She remains an advocate for Arkansas State University Mountain Home, including the new technical center. The technical Center received the largest chunk of General Improvement Funds (GIF), at $16,500, which was part of the $70,000 worth of GIF funds she helped distribute since 2015.
Speaks also had partial responsibility for getting a GED program at the university so locals would no longer have to travel an hour-and-a-half to get to the nearest testing site.
Speaks is a mother of one daughter and lives in Mountain Home with her husband Benny.
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