Springdale Contest A Factor In State Senate Majority

Posted: October 21, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

Whether Democrats or Republicans will hold the majority in the state Senate hangs in the balance this election, both parties say.

Arkansas Senate

District 7

Diana Gonzales Worthen, Democrat

Age: 50

Residency: Springdale

Family: Husband, Shannon; one daughter

Employment: Director, Project Teach Them All at the University of Arkansas

Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Houston; master’s degree in science education form the University of Texas in Dallas; doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Arkansas.

Military Experience: None

Political Experience: Candidate for state House of Representatives, 2006

Jon Woods, Republican

Age: 34

Residency: Springdale

Family: Single

Employment: Lawmaker; owner of Woods Enterprises, a business consulting firm

Education: University of Arkansas, bachelor’s degree in marketing

Military Experience: None

Political Experience: Representative, state House District 93, 2007-current

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