Pat Hays,  Election Commissioner,  Chair


Commissioner Hays began serving on the Commission on January 10, 2015. On February 2, 2015, she was elected Commission Chair. Pat is a Missouri native, but she has lived in Little Rock since 1982. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri. She has a Bachelor’s degree in education and mass communication. In December 1989, she graduated with honors from the William Bowen School of Law at UALR. She has been licensed to practice law since 1990. Pat has worked as an attorney at Rose Law Firm, at the City of Little Rock City Attorney’s Office, and she has been in house counsel at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and at Vestcom International, Inc. In 2001, Governor Mike Huckabee appointed Pat to an interim judgeship as Pulaski County Municipal Judge. Gov. Huckabee also appointed Pat twice to serve as Special Associate Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Pat served as General Counsel to the Arkansas Republican Party from 2003-2007. In 2004, she co-chaired Lawyers for Bush in Arkansas. She is also a former member of the Little Rock Civil Service Commission. In 2014, Pat ran unsuccessfully for state representative in District 32. Pat is married to Joe Hays, managing partner of Diamond State Ventures. They have two sons who are teenagers. They are members of Fellowship Bible Church. 







Joshua A. Price, Commissioner






Evelyn D. Gomez, Commissioner