Rebecca Petty Seeks Second Term In State House

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ROGERS (KFSM) – Republican Rebecca Petty is seeking re-election to the state House from her district in Rogers, said told 5NEWS.

Petty, a child and crime-victim advocate, won the open House District 94 seat in the 2014 general election, defeating Democratic candidate Grimsley Graham.

Petty is the only announced candidate to date for the seat in the 2016 election.

Petty has worked as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Justice on Amber Alert training. Her 12-year-old daughter, Andi Brewer, was raped and slain in the woods near Mena in 1999 by Karl D. Roberts, the child’s uncle by marriage. Roberts is now on death row, records show.

Petty, who holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Arkansas Tech University, has said she is a pro-life candidate and supports gun rights. She has also said she supports lower taxes and limited government.

Petty told 5NEWS she has informed legislative leaders that she will miss this week’s legislative special session while on her already planned honeymoon.