Smith Makes Bid For City Council
Posted: July 23, 2012 at 5:36 a.m.
Bentonville City Council candidate James Smith said he will use his experience as a financial planner to help keep the city on firm financial footing if he is elected to the Ward 3, Position 2 seat. He will face incumbent Bill Burckart in the Nov. 6 general election.
Ward: Ward 3, Position 2
Education: Master’s degree in financial planning from Kansas State University; bachelor’s degree in finance from Missouri Southern State University; attending Graduate School of Banking in Colorado
Family: Wife, Cindy; sons Brendan and Bryce
Community Involvement: Chairman of the Board of Directors for Northwest Arkansas Mercy Family YMCA, graduate of Leadership Benton County, member of American Legion, volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, former treasurer and vice chairmen of the Board of Directors for the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce
Military Service: Army, military police, 1989-94
Political Offices Held: Bentonville City Council, 2007
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