Joe Woodson, a North Little Rock lawyer, has announced as a Democratic candidate for the state Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Jane English, who narrowly defeated then-Rep. Barry Hyde in 2012.
Woodson has a private practice that focuses on small business start-ups. His past includes work as legal counsel to Secretary of State Charlie Daniels and director of the state Board of Apportionment. He said he’d work to promote business, improve public schools and keep people safe from criminals. He specificially mentioned the need to expand pre-K and summer education programs.