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Pat Hays,  Election Commissioner,  Chair

 

Commissioner Hays began serving on the Commission on January 10, 2015. On February 2, 2015, she was elected Commission Chair. Pat is a Missouri native, but she has lived in Little Rock since 1982. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri. She has a Bachelor’s degree in education and mass communication. In December 1989, she graduated with honors from the William Bowen School of Law at UALR. She has been licensed to practice law since 1990. Pat has worked as an attorney at Rose Law Firm, at the City of Little Rock City Attorney’s Office, and she has been in house counsel at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and at Vestcom International, Inc. In 2001, Governor Mike Huckabee appointed Pat to an interim judgeship as Pulaski County Municipal Judge. Gov. Huckabee also appointed Pat twice to serve as Special Associate Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Pat served as General Counsel to the Arkansas Republican Party from 2003-2007. In 2004, she co-chaired Lawyers for Bush in Arkansas. She is also a former member of the Little Rock Civil Service Commission. In 2014, Pat ran unsuccessfully for state representative in District 32. Pat is married to Joe Hays, managing partner of Diamond State Ventures. They have two sons who are teenagers. They are members of Fellowship Bible Church. 

 

 

 

 

 


  

 

Jason R. Davis, Commissioner

 Commissioner Davis began his service on the Election Commission on April 30, 2018. A lifelong central Arkansan, Mr. Davis graduated from UA Little Rock with a bachelor's degree in political science and received his Juris Doctor from the William H. Bowen School of Law. While attending law school, Jason worked in legal compliance for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He now practices business litigation and real estate law at his West Little Rock practice Davis Firm, PLLC.

Mr. Davis lives in West Little Rock with his wife Emily and two sons, Rylan and Sean. They are members of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church where he and his wife serve in the children’s ministry.

 

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Leonard A. Boyle, Sr., Commissioner

 

 Commissioner Boyle began serving on the board February 1, 2013. Mr. Boyle graduated from Parkview High School in Little Rock May 31, 1978. Upon graduation, Leonard enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served for almost 9 years, has three children and two grandchildren. He acquired his disability on February 13, 1992, as a result of Lower Lumbar Puncture. He quickly became an advocate for people with disabilities after experiencing numerous forms of discrimination and the presentation of various obstacles and barriers. In 1998, Leonard became President of the Arkansas Chapter of ADAPT (American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today). After meeting and discussing the inner workings of the ADAPT direction and advocacy techniques, he also became the Political Action Chair for the Little Rock Chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). During this time, Leonard enrolled in Pulaski Technical College with the help of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, and graduated in December 2001. He then enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a major in Political Science, and performed Internships in the office of U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder, worked extensively in the campaign of Congressman Snyder and Governor Mike Beebe, and as a Docent at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.

 

 

 

Leonard has since entered the Little Rock Marathon four times and placed second in the hand-crank category all four times, became a public speaker for people with disabilities, been honored as the 2008 Pulaski Technical College Alumni of the Year. Leonard is now working to co-author a book with Sidney “Super Sid” Moncrief, and numerous other projects. He is now the Executive Director of the Arkansas Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities.