Campaign links: Clark Hall (D-AR-1)
Clark Madison Hall
Clark Hall Congressional Candidate Arkansas District 1
Biography of Clark Hall from Elect Clark Hall
Clark Hall’s roots run deep in East Arkansas. He was born into a farming family in Cypert. Like so many Arkansans, he grew up in a family knowing that hard work and determination made the difference between a successful year ahead or a year of tough choices.
On their farm and in their family, Clark Hall was raised to never give up. Whether bad weather or good, strong markets or weak, blight or bust, Clark Hall learned to keep pushing forward. He knows first-hand that action is better than inaction, that exercising the will and resolve to make tough choices is better than standing still. Clark Hall believes those aren’t just farm values, they are principals to live by.
After marrying, Clark and his wife Becky returned home to Phillips County to start their own farm operation and family. They weren’t immune to hard times. They raised their family grounded in faith, in the values Clark learned growing up and in the belief that you keep moving forward. When faced with hard choices, it’s not just the wisdom to make the right decisions that counts, it’s the action to follow through.
As a legislator, Clark Hall made tough choices and worked to pass and implement balanced budgets for the state. Almost every state is mandated to have a balanced budget, but only a handful haven’t been faced with steep shortfalls as the national economy soured. Arkansas led the nation. That’s the result of making tough choices and building consensus across party lines. Having started his education in a one-room school-house, Clark Hall understands how far Arkansas has come on its climb to sixth in the nation for public education. Clark fought for the reforms and advances as a legislator to make sure every child gets the chance for a world-class education. As far as we’ve come, we have further to go. That’s why Clark Hall will stand up for public education as Arkansas’s next Congressman from the First Congressional District. Clark fought for and helped implement all of these things while enacting and implementing the largest tax cut in Arkansas history — saving taxpayers $245 million a year by cutting the grocery tax.
These are the values Clark Hall learned on the farm in East Arkansas, the values he acted on in the state legislature and the values he’ll take to Congress.