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Westerman Statement On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOT SPRINGS -- Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

"On this day, we remember a man who fought for equality and liberty for all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the causes he fought for inspire me today as I work for the people of Arkansas's Fourth District. On this day designated to honor a great American, I urge all Arkansans to take a moment to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King."

Westerman attended the NAACP MLK Breakfast in Hot Springs on Saturday morning (January 17).

About Rep. Bruce Westerman

A lifelong resident of Garland County, Congressman Bruce Westerman was elected the 20th representative of Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District in 2014. In the 114th Congress, he will serve on the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Space, Science, and Technology.

Elected twice to serve in the Arkansas General Assembly, Westerman was Arkansas's first Republican House Majority Leader since Reconstruction, and an architect of the House Republican SIMPLE Plan, which led to the 2013 Republican takeover of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

An engineer and forester for 22 years at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs, Westerman is a registered professional engineer and forester. He holds a Master of Forestry degree (2001) from Yale University. In 2013, he was named Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers.

Westerman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1990. While at Arkansas, Westerman was a four-year walk-on member of the Razorback Football Team. He received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2005 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012.

Westerman is a former board member of the Fountain Lake School District and is a deacon at Walnut Valley Baptist Church. He lives in Hot Springs with his wife Sharon and their four children.

For more information on Rep. Bruce Westerman, please visit https://westerman.house.gov and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RepWesterman and Facebook at https://facebook.com/RepWesterman.

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