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Rep. Nelda Speaks is serving her second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. She represents District 100 which includes a portion of Baxter County. 

For the 91st General Assembly, Rep. Speaks serves on the House Education Committee and the House City, County and Local Affairs where she chairs the Local Government Personnel Permanent Subcommittee.  She also serves on the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee and Joint Performance Review.

Rep. Speaks previously served as the Baxter County Treasure and a Justice of the Peace in Baxter County.

She is a graduate of Draughon’s Business College and Rhema College. Rep. Speaks is a member of the Baxter County Republican Party, the Twin Lake Republican Women’s Group, and the National Rifle Association.

She is a mother of one daughter and resides in Mountain Home with her husband Benny.