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"The residents of Sherwood, Jacksonville, and the surrounding areas deserve a representative and a leader who will put their most critical needs first. A representative who will work hard to find the best solutions to what our communities are facing. To me that means ensuring every family in our community has affordable access to healthcare and mental healthcare, ensuring every child has access to an excellently funded classroom, and ensuring that our aging family members and our state's have excellent and affordable care options. 


As your state representative, I will put our Sherwood and Jacksonville communities first."

-Jannie Cotton



Jannie Cotton is a retired CEO and mental health policy leader & advocate. For over 40 years, she has fought to break the stigma associated with mental illness, served on several Healthcare Reform and Legislative Committees and the Task Force for Juvenile Justice Reform. Jannie is an advocate for children and adult services, including education, Medicare for seniors, and veterans' access to mental health care.


Everyone deserves access to resources, services, education, and opportunities that will enhance their quality of life. My vision is that District 67 will be a part of the bigger plan for Arkansas. Stakeholders will have their voices heard, and their needs represented at the legislative level, bridging the gap between communities and policymakers.


Jannie M. Cotton, MS, LPC, is the first African American woman in the state of Arkansas to serve as Chief Executive Officer of a community mental health organization. During her tenure, Jannie was responsible for six locations in Pulaski, Lonoke, and Prairie Counties, which include Sherwood, Jacksonville, and North Little Rock clinics. She recently retired as the CEO of Professional Counseling Associates (PCA) in North Little Rock, AR, serving 13 years in this role. Jannie worked with children and families for the past forty years. She is a licensed professional counselor and has consulted for the last 33 years in the development of shelters, outreach programs, and children services in the state.


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