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, representing Senate District 15 from 2001 to 2011, and a member of the Democratic Party.

Political career[edit]

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

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.[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. 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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