Dianne Curry. (Photo: Dianne CUrry)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The president of the Little Rock School Board announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor.
Dianne Curry made the announcement Tuesday, saying, "For the last few months, I began a conversation with people all across Arkansas, and not just wealthy political donors, but everyday, hardworking Arkansans. I told them I am looking at opportunities like U.S. Congress or State Auditor, but the office that seems to make the most sense, that fits my experience and my abilities is Lieutenant Governor."
If Curry were elected Lt. Governor, she would be the first female to serve in that post as well as the first African-American elected to statewide office.
Curry says she would also use her time as Lt. Governor to promote in the Arkansas schools, the Capitol for a Day program that Governor Jim Guy Tucker instituted. She would also advocate for other programs that she believes offers better choices for Arkansans, such as healthier diets not just in the school lunches, but programs for Arkansans of all ages.
Curry is a native of Malvern and lives now with her daughter and grandson in southwest Little Rock. She was elected to the Little Rock School Board in 2006. She is a retired Arkansas State Employee working for the Arkansas Bank Commission and is a registered tax preparer and advisor. She is an active member of Union A.M.E. Church in Little Rock. She is also an active member of the Arkansas Democratic Party serving on the Executive Committee and has been elected delegate to multiple national conventions.