Rep. John Payton honored at State Chamber Lunch
Heber Springs, AR
09/19/2017 02:06 PM

State Representative John Payton was honored at the Arkansas State Chamber/AIA Door to Door Lunch on Thursday, September 19th at Harding University. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Rep. Payon was presented with the 2017 Business Matters Leadership Awards, recognizing legislators who supported positive business initiatives during the 91st General Assembly.


Rep. John Payton is serving his third term in the Arkansas House. He represents District 64 which includes portions of Cleburne, Baxter, Stone, Searcy and Marion.He  is a graduate of Wilburn High School and attended the Missouri Auction School. He is an auctioneer and auto dealer for Payton Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Heber Springs. He is a father of three and resides in Wilburn with his wife, Rhonda.

Other recipients of the award included Sen. Jonathan Dismang, Rep. Joe Farrer and Rep. Jeremy Gillam. 


State Chamber/AIA’s 2017 Door to Door meetings are being held throughout the state. The meetings, planned through October, will address key issues impacting businesses in Arkansas. For a full schedule of meetings and award recipients, click here.


Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Board President, Brett Graham and Executive Director, Julie Murray attended the meeting and were there to congratulate Rep. Payton and his wife, Rhonda. 




Julie Murray
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