Will Bond

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Will Bond

Will Bond, 35, could be the state House of Representatives’ next speaker of the house, after he impressed many in his first term as Democratic representative for District 44.

Bond follows in the footsteps of his mother, Pat, who also served in the House. His most notable legislative work was on school consolidation, health savings accounts, efforts to reduce recidivism in the state’s Department of Correction and identity theft prevention.

Bond said the biggest challenge for Arkansas’ leaders is that many Arkansans have an inferiority complex. “We view ourselves as a small, poor state,” he said. It’s a complex that Bond tackles by encouraging people to look at the good work done in the state and encouraging Arkansans to think about what more can be accomplished with forward thinking.

After earning a degree in political science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a law degree from Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tenn., Bond began his career as a lawyer for Friday Eldridge & Clark in Little Rock.

In 1997, he started his own firm with now-Pulaski County Clerk Pat O’Brien. O’Brien left in the firm in 2001, and Neil Chamberlin joined Bond in mid-2002.