Q. Byrum Hurst (D-AR)
Q. Byrum Hurst
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Q. Byrum Hurst 2012 Congressional Candidate Arkansas District 4
Biography of Q. Byrum Hurst from Q. Byrum Hurst for Congress
Q. Byrum Hurst has dedicated his life to serving our community and has built strong ties throughout Arkansas.
Born and raised in Garland County, Q. Byrum learned the values of hard work and looking out for your neighbors from his mother, an elementary school teacher, and his father, an attorney who served in the State Senate. A graduate of Hot Springs High School, he earned “All-State” honors as a Trojan quarterback and defensive back. He worked his way through college at the University of Arkansas by maintaining an on-campus laundry route and working as a store clerk. He was in the Army ROTC and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business administration before going on to receive his Law Degree from U of A in 1974.
Fighting for Families and Building a Small Business
Upon graduating, there was never a question about where he wanted to work and raise a family. Q. Byrum immediately returned home to Hot Springs and built one of the top legal practices in Arkansas by fighting for the little guy. As a consumer attorney with a 35-year record of results, he’s taken on giant corporations like AIG when they took advantage of seniors, families and small businesses. He’s been recognized as a top lawyer in Arkansas and the South, and has served as Special Circuit Judge in Garland County.
Along the way, Q. Byrum met his wife, Rita, a Hot Springs native. While raising five wonderful children, Q. Byrum and Rita launched and manage a small business that connects Arkansas seniors with responsible and affordable care-givers. Super Senior Care has been in business for 25 years and now has 15 offices throughout Arkansas, connecting 1500 seniors and individuals with disabilities to care-givers each week.
Giving Back Through Community Service
As passionate as he is about his work and family, Q. Byrum is equally passionate about serving his community as a volunteer. Whether it is coaching youth at the Boys and Girls Club and Y.M.C.A., serving on the board of directors for the Arkansas Special Olympics and local volunteer fire departments, or being active in his church and donating to repair damaged churches, Q. Byrum has never tired of serving worthy causes. And following in the footsteps of both of his grandfathers, Q. Byrum founded a ministry and travels across the state participating in prison ministries and preaching to small, rural congregations.
About Family and the Future
Together, Q. Byrum and Rita relish their roles as business owners and parents. All five of their children went to public schools in Hot Springs and Arkansas colleges. And they all still live in the state. He and Rita now have eight grandchildren, including one with special needs, and believe that this campaign is not only about getting results that lift up our communities now, but also providing more opportunities for the next generation.