|Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 15th district
|Preceded by||Mike Bearden|
|Succeeded by||David Burnett|
September 17, 1957|
Piggott, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||December 28, 2012(aged 55)|
|Alma mater||University of Arkansas|
Steven Mark Bryles (September 17, 1957 - December 28, 2012) was an American politician and businessman. He was a member of the Arkansas Senate, representing Senate District 15 from 2001 to 2011, and a member of the Democratic Party.
Elected in 2000 in his first venture into politics, Bryles defeated state representative, Joe Harris. His committee memberships include Public Education; Agriculture, Economic Development and Forestry; Joint Budget, and Legislative Council.
He has more than 27 years of experience in the cotton industry. Bryles worked to establish the Great River Economic Development Foundation.
In 2011, Bryles was appointed deputy director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission and then became director of the commission.
Born in Piggott, Arkansas, Bryles attended public schools in Star City, Osceola and Blytheville and majored in agricultural economics at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. A member of the First Presbyterian Church in Blytheville, Bryles was married to Pamela and had one son and two daughters.
Bryles died of cancer in 2012 aged 55.
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- "Livestock commission director, ex-Sen. Bryles dies". Arkansasonline.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28.