Jimmie Lou Fisher, state treasurer and candidate for governor of Arkansas, will be in Fulton, Izard and Sharp counties Oct. 4. After a 7 a.m. breakfast in Mel-bourne, she will travel to Court Square in Salem where she will speak and greet supporters from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The public is invited.
Fisher will then travel to Cherokee Village where she will meet with supporters from noon to 2 p.m. at the Elks Club in Cherokee Village.
After leaving the Village, the candidate will travel to Pocahontas and then fly to Pine Bluff to speak that evening.
Fisher began her political career in her hometown of Para-gould as Greene County treasurer. In 1979 she was appointed to the office of state auditor where she served two years before being elected Arkansas state treasurer. In January, when her term expires, she will have served 22 years in this office and has never had an opponent.
In 1990 she was elected president of the National Association of State Treasurers. The National Association of Democratic Women gave her the Outstanding Elected Democratic Woman Holding Public Office Award. In 2000 the National Association of Government Accountants gave Fisher the Financial Manager of the Year Award.
Statewide she has served as vice president of the state Democratic Party two times and has been named to the top 100 women in Arkansas in 1997, '98 and '99. Many other awards have been given to this candidate during her 31 years of public service.
Fisher is a member of the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock.