Sandra Prater, a former Pulaski County Justice of the Peace and State Representative, announced today her intention to seek the Justice of the Peace District 11 seat as a Democrat. This district consists of part of the city of Jacksonville and North Pulaski County. The current Justice of the Peace, Bob Johnson, is not running for re-election.

"I believe my time as a member of the Pulaski County Quorum Court and as a member of the House of Representatives, give me the insight and experience to serve. I understand the issues that are unique to county government and believe, if elected, I can work with the other members to make a difference."

An active member of the community Prater currently is Chair of the Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee for the March of Dimes. She serves on the Boards of Carelink, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County, Lights for Literacy, Pulaski County Bridge Public Facility and the Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Baptist Health Schools and is a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

Prater attended the Baptist System School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse. She and her husband, Kenneth, have been married 39 years and own a small business in North Pulaski County. They have two adult children, Kyle and his wife, Christy and Whitney and her husband, Spencer Ivey and one granddaughter. They are members of Zion Hill Baptist Church.