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Arkansas House Speaker stepping down to accept UCA job

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas House Speaker Jeremy Gillam sent his resignation letter to Gov. Asa Hutchinson after accepting a job at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).

The university says Gillam will serve as the director of governmental affairs and external relations starting June 16.

He has called a House Caucus meeting on June 15, when he will officially address his resignation.

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas House Speaker Jeremy Gillam sent his resignation letter to Gov. Asa Hutchinson after accepting a job at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).

The university says Gillam will serve as the director of governmental affairs and external relations starting June 16.

He has called a House Caucus meeting on June 15, when he will officially address his resignation.

 

“Serving with the members of the House has been the greatest honor of my professional life,” said Gillam. “This new opportunity will allow me to spend more time with my family while still working with a team that strives to improve the lives of Arkansans.”

“The hiring of Gillam is an important addition to our leadership team as we seek to advance our university and its mission,” said University of Central Arkansas President Houston Davis. “Speaker Gillam brings a knowledge and understanding of critical issues and relationships within Arkansas that will ensure UCA is an active leader in advancing our state.”

Gillam began serving in the House in 2011 as he represented District 45, which includes part of White County.