Kristi M. Stahr, Election Commissioner - Chairwoman

 

 

Kristi 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 in the areas of criminology, corrections, and criminal law and has drafted election reform bills for the 89th and 93rd Regular Sessions. 

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 the Little Rock Mayor's bipartisan Transformation and Government Reform Sub-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 (ARYR) 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 e-Filing 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 Voter Registration and County Records, she was chosen to serve on the legislative committee for the Arkansas County Election Commissions Association (ACECA) for the 89th general session, drafting and lobbying election bills (she was also instrumental during the 93rd Regular Session through her work on Election Reform in 2021). In addition, Kristi became ARCGIS certified, and assigned 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 during her tenure at Pulaski County Government.

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, her husband Zach, her daughter Bailey, and their two yorkies reside in West Little Rock. They attend Immanuel Baptist Church where Zach and Kristi were married in January of 2020.

 

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 Susan Inman, Election Commissioner

Susan Inman was Director of Elections for a former Arkansas Secretary of State, former member of the Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners, was the founder and first president of the Arkansas County Election Commissions Association, and previously served on the Pulaski County Board of Election Commissioners. She has volunteered with the US Department of State as an international election observer, observing over a dozen elections in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

Susan received the 2004 Public Servant of the Year Award from the Arkansas Disability Coalition, and is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XVIII.

 

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David Scott,  Election Commissioner

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