Let’s welcome U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln!
Michael John Gray, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, announced today that former United States Senator Blanche Lincoln will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2019 Jimmie Lou Fisher and Lottie Shackelford Dinner.
The awards dinner will be held at the Robinson Center Ballroom on Saturday, March 16. Get your tickets here >>>
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Senator Lincoln to give the keynote address at this year’s dinner,” said Chairman Gray. “Her leadership both in Arkansas and in Washington have long inspired so many of us to public service, and her history-making career makes her the perfect speaker as we honor the activism and legacy of Arkansas women.”
Terri Hollingsworth, Pulaski Circuit and County Clerk and Donna Malone of the Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center are the recipients of this year’s awardees.
Senator Lincoln made history when she became the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Senate at the age of 38 — a milestone that still serves true today. She made history again on September 9, 2009 when she became the first female ever to serve as Chair of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee since its inception 184 years ago. That means everything to a state like Arkansas.
During her 16-year career in the U.S. Congress — first as a two-term member of the House of Representatives and then as a two-term member of the U.S. Senate — Lincoln built a reputation as a results-oriented, bipartisan legislator. She served on the several Committees in Congress, including the House Committee on Agriculture, House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and the Senate Finance Committee. She was a cofounder of the Senate Caucus for Missing and Exploited Children and chairman of the Congressional Sportsman’s Caucus. She continues to be recognized as a national leader in the areas of agriculture, anti-hunger, aging, healthcare, international trade, taxes, and energy policy.