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New District Draws Two Rivals

Posted: October 20, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

Springdale’s District 89 race for the state House pits the owner of one of the town’s family-owned businesses against a relatively new arrival who says she could better represent more of the residents.

Profiles

Arkansas House District 89

Yessie Hernandez

Democrat

Age: 35

Residency: Springdale

Family: Single

Employment: Safety manager of TTT Foods in Springdale

Education: Attended NorthWest Arkansas Community College; certificate in computer networking, ITech Training Center

Military Experience: None

Political Experience: None

Micah Neal

Republican

Age: 36

Residency: Springdale

Family: Divorced; two sons

Employment: Manager, Neal’s Cafe in Springdale

Education: Marketing management degree from the University of Arkansas

Military Experience: None

Political Experience: Washington County Quorum Court, 2003-11

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