Jan 12, 2016

Republican Party of Arkansas Names New Executive Director

Little Rock, Ark. –­­ Sarah Jo Reynolds has been named Executive Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas, making her among the youngest and few women in the nation to earn the title within the party.  

“Sarah Jo brings to the position of Executive Director a wealth of actual experience that has moved the Republican Party from the minority to the majority party in just a few short years,” said Chairman Doyle Webb.

Sarah Jo replaced previous Executive Director, Megan Tollett, who left in early 2015 to join Impact Management Group.

“As the political landscape continues to change in Arkansas, so does the face of the Republican Party. 2016 is a crucial year to engage millennials,” Sarah Jo said.

Before serving as the Political Director for the Third and Fourth Congressional districts, Sarah Jo’s deep ties to Arkansas politics influenced her involvement at a young age. Her grandfather, Judge Bud Harper, served as one of the first Republican county judges in Arkansas.

“I look forward to building upon my grandfather’s legacy while bringing a fresh perspective to the Republican Party of Arkansas as Executive Director.”

She has worked as the Administrative Assistant for Commissioner of State Lands, John Thurston, and Field Director for Arkansas Victory for the Second Congressional District for the 2014 election cycle. 

Sarah Jo earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science and a Master of Science in college student personnel from Arkansas Tech University where she served as chairman of the Arkansas Tech College Republicans.