Lonnie Myers of Van Buren announces his candidacy as a Republican candidate for justice of the peace for District 2.

Myers and his wife Karen reside in the Dripping Springs Community. He has been a resident of Crawford County since 1977 with the exception of serving as superintendent of Mountain Home Public Schools from 2010 to 2015.

He currently serves as superintendent of the Mulberry/Pleasant View Bi-County School District and also has served in Mountainburg School District and Van Buren School District. He and his wife Karen have two children, Aerren Myers Childers of Van Buren and Reagan Myers of Little Rock. Aerren and husband Robert Childers are the parents of children Caleigh and Delainey Childers. Reagan and his wife Ashley are the parents of Wrigley Myers.

Myers earned his bachelor’s degree from John Brown University, his master’s degree in administration from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and his doctorate in educational leadership from Harding University in Searcy. He has been active in the past with Kiwanis and Rotary clubs and serves as an elder in his church congregation, Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. Myers is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Crawford County. He enjoys riding motorcycles, riding bikes, jogging, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities.

“I would consider it an honor to serve the citizens of District 2,” Myers said. “I have always respected the job our county officials do in their respective positions while working with limited resources. I want to support our county officials and our county patrons of District 2 to the best of my ability in keeping Crawford County a vibrant and safe area to raise our families.”

Myers said he and his wife have lived in the Dripping Springs community since 1992.

“We have raised our children in the beautiful hills north of Van Buren,” he said. “I consider Crawford County one of the best places to raise a family and my desire in serving is to help improve on our quality of life here.”

Myers said his experience as a school administrator and other leadership positions has given him many opportunities to work on budgets and policies.

“I believe this experience and my widespread service in Crawford County will support my efforts to help maintain and improve the quality of life here in beautiful Crawford County,” Myers said.