The campaign to elect RJ Hawk for District 81 State Representative raised more than $16,000 for the month of December, according to the official filing with the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office.
Republican RJ Hawk announced his campaign for the position of State Representative, District 81 in Nov. 2021. The new seat in the state legislature was recently created during redistricting, and encompasses primarily the city and area surrounding Bryant, an area in which Hawk won every precinct during the 2020 election cycle. Hawk is a radio personality appearing on KABZ 103.7’s morning drive time show, as well as a real estate agent for Clark & Co. Realty and a Councilman for the City of Bryant.
“I’d like to thank my friends and supporters in Bryant, Alexander, Shannon Hills and all across the state for their generosity and faith,” said Councilman RJ Hawk. “I’m honored that Republican leaders like Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and State Senator Kim Hammer have given to my effort, and well as my neighbors and local business owners. My campaign is about making government smaller, standing up for the rights of the unborn, cutting taxes and making sure the government doesn’t overreach into our personal liberties and freedoms. It’s because of your help that we will take those principles into victory.”
Hawk, who was elected without opposition to the Bryant City Council, has used his position to help find ways to increase pay for the city’s police and fire departments, as well as create new opportunities for business to come to Bryant.
“Having another opportunity to possibly serve the people of Saline County at the state level is very exciting,” Hawk said. “I look forward to re-engaging my friends, neighbors, and community to listen to their concerns,” he added.
In addition to public service, RJ and his family emphasize giving back to the community through charitable work. Hawk has led fundraising efforts for both the Bryant and Central Arkansas Boys and Girls Clubs. He’s also been active with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
“I’ve always believed to have a strong community and state we have to give back. I’ve been fortunate, and I want to see people given a hand-up, when they need one,” Hawk said.
Hawk and his wife Brianna have a four-year-old daughter, Addison, and a three-month-old son, Austin. Hawk is a staunch Republican and an unapologetic supporter of the 2nd Amendment. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and calling High School sports on local radio.