William Whitfield Hyman – State Senate District 8


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About William Whitfield Hyman

W. Whitfield Hyman, 32, said he is running to “increase government accountability to the people,” “clean up the criminal and traffic code,” and “help low-income people become financially independent.”

Hyman, a 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Central Arkansas in 2008. In June 2017 he sued the city of Fort Smith for its “indiscriminate and unnecessary” use of recycling trucks at about $53,000 a month to dump most of the city’s recyclables in the landfill since mid-October 2014 without the public’s knowledge. The complaint filed in the Sebastian County Circuit Court proposes a class-action suit based on “misuse of public funds.”

“I’m running to increase government accountability to the people,” Hyman wrote in an email. “That’s why I’m suing the city of Fort Smith over their mishandling of our recycling ... I’m also looking to help low income people become financially independent. Arkansas is the second worst state in the union when it comes to burdensome occupational licensing. I don’t think you should have to have a license to be a florist or a painter.”

[From the Southwest Times Record:  LINK