LITTLE ROCK—Senator Shane Broadway of Bryant will formally announce his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor Wednesday. Serving in the Arkansas General Assembly, Broadway has worked closely with Governor Mike Beebe and his colleagues to create opportunities for economic development, to improve our educational system, and to provide tax cuts to Arkansans. As Lieutenant Governor, Broadway said he would continue focusing on jobs, education, and tax relief.[more]
“Public service is a high honor,” Broadway said. “While in the legislature, I have had the privilege of serving the people of my district, and many others throughout the state. I’m excited about the opportunity to work for all Arkansans as Lieutenant Governor. Together we can keep moving Arkansas forward.”
A lifelong resident of Arkansas, Broadway was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1996 and ran unopposed in 1998 and 2000. His colleagues in the House elected him to serve as Speaker of the House during the 83rd regular session of the legislature, holding the distinction of being the youngest Speaker of the House in Arkansas history. Having presided over the House as Speaker helped prepare Broadway for the constitutionally-required duties of the Lieutenant Governor.
In 2002, he was elected to the State Senate and was re-elected in 2006.
Broadway serves as Director of Client Development for InSight Communications of Bryant and is also employed by the Saline County Development Corporation.
Senator Broadway is a graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro where he earned a political science degree. He was awarded the R.E. Lee Wilson Award, ASU’s highest honor for a graduating senior.
Broadway is married to the former Debbie Tableriou, a North Little Rock native. They live in Bryant where they attend First Baptist Church.