Keith Ingram

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Keith M. Ingram
Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 24th district
Assumed office
January 2013
Minority Leader of the Arkansas Senate
Assumed office
2013
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 53rd district
In office
January 2009 – January 2013
11th Mayor of West Memphis, Arkansas
In office
1987–1994
Preceded by Leo Chitman
Succeeded by Al Boals
Personal details
Born (1955-04-12) April 12, 1955 (age 62)
West Memphis, Arkansas, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Parents William K. Ingram
Residence West Memphis, Arkansas
Alma mater University of Mississippi
Website Official website

Keith M. Ingram (born April 12, 1955) is an American politician from the state of Arkansas. A member of the Democratic Party, Ingram represents the 24th district in the Arkansas Senate, of which he is the Minority Leader. Ingram's district includes Crittenden County and parts of Cross, Lee, Phillips and St. Francis counties in eastern Arkansas.

He previously represented the 53rd district in the Arkansas House of Representatives for two terms and served as mayor of West Memphis, Arkansas.

Career[edit]

While he was Senator-elect, Ingram was selected as the Democrats' Minority Leader to succeed the party's former Majority Leader Robert F. Thompson of Paragould in Greene County in northeastern Arkansas.[1][2] He considered running for Governor of Arkansas, in the 2014 election, when the incumbent Democrat Mike Beebe was term-limited but did not file for the higher office.[3]

Ingram is a member of National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments and the Southern Legislative Conference. With NCSL, he serves on the Law & Criminal Justice Standing Committee and sits on the Annual Meeting Committee for CSG. In addition to serving as 2014 chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference, he sits on the Energy & Environment Committee.

Business career[edit]

Ingram currently serves as vice president of Razorback Concrete Company, a family-owned business in West Memphis.

Family[edit]

Ingram's father, William K. Ingram, was an Arkansas state senator from 1963 until 1981, while his brother, Kent Ingram, served for nine years in the state Senate.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Senate" (Press release). Arkansas.gov. 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Ingram elected minority leader in State Senate". The Helena Arkansas Daily World. 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Ingram considering run for Ark. governor". KTHV. 2013-01-29. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 

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