Willa Mae Tilley of Mountain Home has announced she plans to seek the Democratic nomination for State Representative District 100. Tilley has served as Baxter County Collector for 28 years and worked in the office two years before she was elected. She will retire as collector at the end of this year. Her announcement assures there will be a race for the state representative position. Nelda Speaks, a member of the Baxter County Quorum Court and a former county treasurer, is seeking the Republican nomination for the District 100 seat.
Karen Hopper, the incumbent, is prevented from seeking reelection due to term limits. District 100 includes Mountain Home and northern Baxter County.
Tilley on her decision to run for Representative.
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Tilley is a 1968 graduate of Mountain Home High School and attended Draughan Business School in Springfield. She worked 11 years as a legal secretary for the late attorney and chancery and probate judge, Nell Powell Wright.
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