Governor’s appointments to State Police Commission include area attorney

Photo: Ken Reeves. Photo: Courtesy Harrison Daily Times

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced his intent to make two appointments to the Arkansas State Police Commission, including an area attorney.

Ken Reeves of Harrison will replace Jane Christenson, also of Harrison. Reeves’ term will begin on Jan. 15 and expire Jan. 14, 2028.

Reeves spent more than a decade serving as vice president and general counsel at FedEx Freight, Inc. He previously served on the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission. He also served as chairman of the Arkansas Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee, Boone County Economic Development Corporation and North Arkansas Medical Center.

In the announcement, Gov. Hutchinson said, “Ken’s legal background and experience working with law enforcement will be an asset to the State Police Commission. He is a lifelong Arkansan committed to public service. I am confident he will be an outstanding addition to the Commission.”

Hutchinson also announced the appointment of Murray Benton Sr. of Jonesboro, replacing Bill Benton.

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