Steve Bryles

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Steve Bryles
Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 15th district
In office
Preceded by Mike Bearden
Succeeded by David Burnett
Personal details
Born (1957-09-17)September 17, 1957
Piggott, Arkansas, U.S.
Died December 28, 2012(2012-12-28) (aged 55)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Pamela
Residence Blytheville, Arkansas
Alma mater University of Arkansas
Religion Christianity

Steven Mark Bryles (September 17, 1957 - December 28, 2012) was an American politician and businessman. He was a member of the Arkansas Senate from 2001 to 2011, and a member of the Democratic Party.

Political career[edit]

Steve Bryles represented Senate District 15, which includes Mississippi and Poinsett counties, in the Arkansas Senate 2001-2011.

Elected in 2000 in his first venture into politics, Bryles defeated state representative Joe Harris. His committee memberships included Public Education; Agriculture, Economic Development and Forestry; Joint Budget, and Legislative Council. Bryles worked to establish the Great River Economic Development Foundation.[1]

In 2011, Bryles was appointed deputy director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission and then became director of the commission.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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. He had more than 27 years of experience in the cotton industry. 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.[3]


  1. ^ Obituary
  2. ^ Agency Director
  3. ^ "Livestock commission director, ex-Sen. Bryles dies". Retrieved 2012-12-28. 

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