Meet The Speaker


Rep. Matthew Shepherd of El Dorado is serving his fourth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 6, which includes part of Union County.

Rep. Shepherd chaired the House Judiciary Committee for the 90th and 91st General Assembly. In addition to his duties as Speaker, he also serves on the House Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee, Small Business and Economic Development Permanent Subcommittee,  Joint Budget Committee, and Joint Committee on Energy.

A native of El Dorado, Rep. Shepherd graduated from El Dorado High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Ouachita Baptist University and his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. A practicing attorney, he is a member of the El Dorado Rotary Club, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Union County Bar Association, and the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce.

Rep. Shepherd and his wife, Alie, have three young children and reside in El Dorado.