Billingsley announces candidacy for Bryant City Council

Carlton Billingsley has announced he will oppose Gary Hollis for the Ward 2, Position 2 seat on the Bryant City Council.

The position currently is held by Randy Cox, a candidate for the mayoral seat.

Billingsley, a long-time resident of Bryant, says he cares about the community and seeks "an opportunity to lead the community in a positive direction for all residents in the city of Bryant."

Billingsley said he cares about each resident in Bryant and hopes to make the city better for everyone.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to bring new ideas," he said.

He hopes to "lead in a positive direction for the city that will encourage unity in offering the best for each individual resident, economic growth and development for our business community, safe activities for senior adults and kids growing up to be an integral part of the community."

Billingsley has served on the Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since January 2012 and has been secretary since 2013. He also has served on the chamber's Civic and Government Affairs Committee, Bryant Recycling Committee, Bryant Economic Development Corp. and the Saline County Economic Development Corp. He currently serves as the chairman of the Monster Madness event and is a member of the Bryant Fall Fest Committee.

Along with city committees and programs, he also serves on various professional committees.

For the last two years, he has been nominated for the Man of the Year award that is presented during the Bryant Chamber of Commerce Annual Winter Banquet.

Billingsley is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he earned a degree in U.S. history and minored in religious education.

He and his wife, Kim Adams Billingsley, have three sons who attend school in Bryant.

Billingsley has worked at Floors & More for 22 years. In his free time, he enjoys coaching baseball with the Bryant Athletic Association and Upward basketball at Indian Springs Baptist Church.