Following the November political elections and citing the need to do more for her community and state, Teresa Gallegos, former candidate for State Senate in District 16, announced her run for Secretary of the Democratic Party of Arkansas.
“I ran for State Senate because I wanted to ensure all the people living in SD 16, not a few wealthy donors, had representation in Little Rock. I wanted to compassionately work for economic, social, environmental, and political justice in our state. That reasoning hasn’t changed, just expanded. Secretary of the State Democratic Party is the most fitting position I could hold to achieve these same goals,” Gallegos explained.
In the role as Secretary, she would be responsible for making sure information about the working of the party is distributed accurately and promptly throughout the state, so every Democrat has a clear understanding of the status of the party’s progress.
Gallegos earned an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Virginia. She continued her education at Virginia Tech, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Pamplin College of Business. Every day, Teresa strives to live by the Virginia Tech motto: Ut Prosim (that I may serve).
Teresa is passionate about healthy, local food and ending childhood hunger. She serves as a Board Member for Russellville Community Market and a volunteer at River Valley Food 4 Kids. She has also served as Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Pope County. In that role, you would often see her out registering voters and organizing local events.
Teresa ran for Arkansas State Senate District 16 in a 2018 Special Election. Her campaign was based on the dedication to listen to the concerns of all constituents, identify what’s right and what’s wrong, and be an advocate for our community and environment. Teresa’s campaign earned 23 percent of the vote.
The Democratic Party will hold elections on December 15, 2018. The offices open for consideration are Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. The State Committee elects these officers. State Committee members are elected by the county committees every two years.