Representative Michelle Gray receives awards

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Arkansas State Representative Michelle Gray, of Melbourne, recently received two awards; 2019 Statesman Award and 2019 Business Matters Leadership Award.

A press release detailing the awards were issued.

Gray was awarded the 2019 Statesman Award by Family Council Action Committee. “Representative Gray received the award for making an A on the 2019 Family Council Action Committee legislative report card. Recipients of this award are recognized for their votes during the 92nd General Assembly on the 25 bills in the report card. Representative Gray received her award Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Independence County Republican Committee in Batesville, Ark.,” said the release.

Gray is currently serving a third term as state representative and is the Chief Financial Officer for Gray Family Practice Clinic in Melbourne. “Representative Gray also serves as the secretary and treasurer for the Emergency Services Board of Izard County and treasurer for the Single Parent Scholarship Foundation of Izard County. For the 92nd General Assembly, Representative Gray serves as the Vice-Chair of the Personnel Subcommittee for the Joint Budget Committee. She also serves on the House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee where she consistently supported pro-life legislation. Representative Gray is the mother of five and resides in Melbourne.”

Gray was presented the award by Ken Yang, Political Director of Family Council Action Committee based in Little Rock. “Legislators regularly face tough votes at the State Capitol and their hard work, good votes, and dedication to Christian family values are often unknown to the public” said Yang. “We chose votes on bills based on our core belief in promoting, protecting, and strengthening traditional family values. We are thankful that Representative Gray’s votes on those bills reflect our mission,” stated Yang, “we are pleased to present Representative Gray with the 2019 Statesman Award.”

Family Council Action Committee is slated to present awards to legislators through 2019. Representative Marsh Davis, of Cherokee Village, also received the Statesman Award.

Gray received the 2019 Business Matters Leadership Award on Thursday, Oct. 3. Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas sponsors the award. “Gray was recognized with the award for supporting positive business initiatives during the 92nd General Assembly,” said the release regarding the leadership award.

Senator James Sturch, of Batesville, also received the leadership award.

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas is the leading voice for business at the State Capitol and serves as the primary business advocate on all issues affecting Arkansas employers. The State Chamber/AIA’s mission is to promote a pro-business, free-enterprise agenda and contest anti-business legislation, regulations and rules.

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