Whiteville resident Rhonda "Tink" Albright has announced she is a Republican candidate for Baxter County District 6 Justice of the Peace in the upcoming May primary election. A native of Baxter County, she says she has found it interesting to see the changes that have happened in her lifetime and now is in a position to help initiate future changes.
A former member of the Air Evac Lifeteam and Baxter County 911 Coordinator, Albright says she has worked closely with county governments, state and municipal law enforcement, fire, EMS and 911 centers. She has participated in community service projects including child safety seats, DARE and Kid's Day America. Trained in human resources, Albright says she is experienced with budgets, including a $1 million dollar a year budget while Program Director of Air Evac.
A graduate of Mountain Home High School, Albright, and her husband, Richard Taffner, an epidemiologist for the Arkansas Department of Health, reside on the family farm in Whiteville and have two grown children. She currently is employed part-time at Marvelous Magazine, serves as vice-president of the Mountain Home chapter of Business and Professional Women and is a member of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce and Baxter County Republican Women. She is currently pursuing her Arkansas real estate license.
District 6 is currently represented by Gary Tennison, a Republican, who has not announced if he is seeking re-election. District 6 in Baxter County is an area west of Mountain Home bordered by State Highway 5 to the north, State Highway 126 to the west and U. S. Highway 62/412 on the south.
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