Kristi M. Stahr, Election Commissioner - Chairwoman

 

Kristi M. Stahr has a deep passion for public service, innovation, government efficiency, criminal justice reform, children advocacy, and elections. Kristi has over 16 years’ experience in public policy and the legal arena and has spent over 11 year’s working in and around elections and election law. In addition, Kristi is a published author in academia and an award winner in the areas of criminology, corrections, and criminal law.

Kristi currently works for the Department of Transformation and Shared Services as an Enterprise Project Manager and has been an employee of the state of Arkansas since April of 2015. During her tenure at the State of Arkansas, she worked as the HR Director and as an Agency Legislative Liaison for the Division of Information Systems, which is now under the Department of Transformation and Shared Services following the passage of Act 910 of 2019. 

In 2019, Kristi served on Mayor Frank Scott’s bipartisan Transformation and Government Reform Committee. From 2016 to 2019, she served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Arkansas Electronic Recording Commission. Kristi has also provided social media management for the Pulaski County Republicans from 2016 to 2019 and served as the 2nd Congressional District Committeewoman. And in 2015, Kristi served as the Arkansas Young Republicans Legislative Director and was named to the ARYR’s 40 Under 40 list. In 2018, she was selected as one of AY Magazine’s Intriguing Women of Arkansas.

After returning to Arkansas from Florida in 2009, Kristi went to work for Pulaski County Government in multiple roles. In her first role, she served as the Interim Special Projects Director, where she worked on the eFiling and eRecording projects. From there, she was drafted to help with the new AOC Court Connect project to which she supervised the Accounting, Jury Administration, and Child Support Department while implementing the new system. Following the departure of the Voter Registration and County Records Supervisor, Kristi was asked to take over that department to which she eagerly welcomed the task.

During her 3 years as the Supervisor over VR and County Records, she was chosen to serve on the legislative committee for ACECA for the 89th general session, drafting and lobbying election bills alongside the attorney for the SOS, the Chairwoman for the Pulaski County Board of Elections, and three others. In addition, Kristi became ARCGIS certified in order to assign over 240,000 voters following redistricting, trained over 60 clerks for 17 elections, and attended every ACECA, county clerk, and state board meeting and training.

Kristi has a lifelong passion for our most vulnerable population, children, and volunteers annually for the Arkansas Woman of Inspiration Event, the silent and live auction, benefiting the Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas. Kristi has now lived in West Little Rock for over a decade. Kristi, her husband Zach, and her daughter Bailey attend Immanuel Baptist Church, and they have two yorkies, Luke and Grace. 

 

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 Joshua A. Price, Election Commissioner

 Commissioner Price began serving on the Commission on February 11, 2019. Joshua was born and raised in Southwest Arkansas before moving to Maumelle in 1991. Joshua’s mother is a registered nurse from the Philippines, and his father is a native of Pike County. Joshua has a B.S. in sociology from the University of Central Arkansas with a minor in public administration. Joshua is the Director of Development of the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Foundation. He is also an appointed member of the advisory board for Pulaski County Youth Services and the Metroplan Regional Advisory Committee on Economic Vitality.

  For over 10 years, Joshua has worked with nonprofit organizations focused on mentorship, entrepreneurship, mental health, historic preservation, and the arts. He currently serves on the boards of Youth Home, Inc., Opera in the Rock, the Arkansas State House Society, the Quapaw Quarter Association, and the Arkansas Minority Film and Arts Association. Joshua is also the 2020 alumni president of the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) – a charitable organization operating under the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington DC with the mission to celebrate Filipino-American heritage and nurture U.S.-Philippine relations in the business and nonprofit sectors.

  In 2016, Joshua was elected as one of 37 Arkansas Delegates to the Democratic National Convention and served as a special correspondent for the New York Times at the Javits Center on election night. He also spoke at a White House Rural Council Forum on issues affecting minorities in the South held by former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. In 2017, Joshua co-founded the Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus of Arkansas and was selected as its first president.

  Joshua is a graduate of the inaugural 2017 Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Program. In 2018, Joshua was appointed to the Maumelle Elected Officials Salary Committee by Mayor Mike Watson. In 2018, Joshua also ran for state representative in District 39. Joshua formerly served as the Digital Communications Manager and Special Research and Policy Advisor for the Delta Regional Authority, a bipartisan, federal economic development agency covering an eight-state region along the Mississippi River. In this role, he oversaw all digital and social media outreach for the 10 million residents of the Delta region, working with the DRA board of governors and directly under a Presidential Appointee by Barack Obama.

Joshua lives in Maumelle, Arkansas and attends New Life Church of Greater Little Rock.

 

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David Scott,  Election Commissioner

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