About Senator Keith Ingram

ABOUT KEITH

Keith Ingram’s Story is one of commitment & community service.

For the better part of four decades, Keith has devoted much of his time and energy to improving the lives of our friends and neighbors.
 
Through several roles including a businessman, citizen, and public servant, Keith has worked diligently to improve the Arkansas Delta. In his service in the state legislature and as former Mayor of West Memphis, he has earned a reputation for an ability to cut through bureaucratic red tape to make government work for all citizens.

Senator Keith Ingram | Businessman

BUSINESSMAN

As the former vice president of Razorback Concrete, a family business that created jobs in 16 cities, Keith knows the role small businesses play in our community. He understands the responsibility of signing the front of a check—not just the back. 

Keith recognizes the unique challenges small business owners and entrepreneurs face, and he works to shape state policy to help create an economic ecosystem where small businesses can thrive. He knows the importance of being a good steward of taxpayers’ dollars, and he took his knowledge of balancing a business budget to the state capitol, where he has helped to balance our state's budget. 

Senator Keith Ingram | Citizen

CITIZEN

As a lifelong citizen of West Memphis, Keith has served his community as a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member for eight different organizations. He is a past member of the Dean’s Circle for the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Mayor AC Wharton’s Blue Ribbon Panel on the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Keith was a founding member of the Arkansas Delta Council, which worked to promote economic development in Eastern Arkansas.

Senator Keith Ingram | Public Servant

PUBLIC SERVANT

Keith has a long list of honors and legislative accomplishments during his service as State Senator to the 24th district.

 

  • He has worked to secure millions of dollars in grants for communities throughout the district.

 

  • Keith led the successful effort to keep open the I-55 bridge in Memphis.

  • In 2011, the Arkansas Hospital Association presented Keith with their prestigious Statesmanship Award in recognition of his efforts to secure additional funding for hospitals throughout Arkansas. In some cases, that funding made the difference in some rural hospitals keeping their doors open.

  • In 2009, Keith was a co-sponsor of legislation to create a statewide trauma system.

  • He was named Legislator of the Year by the Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2011), twice honored by the Arkansas Municipal League with the Distinguished Legislator Award (2009, 2011) and received the West Memphis Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award (2002).

  • He was named Public Health Hero in 2009 by the Arkansas Public Health Association.

Keith provides vision & leadership in the Arkansas State Senate.

 
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, University of Mississippi

  • Former Vice President, Razorback Concrete Company

  • Member of the First United Methodist Church of West Memphis, Arkansas

    • Past chairman Staff-Parish Relations Committee

    • Past member Board of Trustees & Finance Committee

  • Twice honored by the Arkansas Community Development Program for Exceptional Accomplishment and Outstanding Leadership in improving the Community and Arkansas, 1986 & 1992

  • Mayor of West Memphis, 1987–1994

  • West Memphis Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year", 2002

  • Arkansas State Representative, 2008–2012​

    • Insurance & Commerce Committee (House Utilities Subcommittee)

    • Revenue & Tax Committee (House Income Taxes-Personal & Corporate Subcommittee)

    • Joint Budget Committee

    • JBC Special Language Committee

    • Chairman of Rules Committee

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  • Named "Public Health Hero" by Arkansas Public Health Association, UAMS Regional Programs, UAMS College of Public Health, Arkansas Department of Health, Stamp Out Smoking, 2009

  • The Silver Beaver Award Recipient for Distinguished Service to Youth from the Boy Scouts of America, 2010

  • District Award of Merit, Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 2010

  • Recipient of the Arkansas Municipal League Distinguished Legislator Award, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2015

  • Legislator of the Year, Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 2011

  • Recipient of Statesmanship Award, Arkansas Hospital Association, 2011

  • Recognized for Outstanding Service to Youth Athletes by the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, 2011

  • Arkansas State Senator, 2013–Present

    • Senate Minority Leader, 2013–Present

    • Vice Chair of Transportation

    • Member of the Revenue & Tax Committee​

  • Chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference, 2014

  • Autism Angel Award, 2015 

  • Mark Twain Achievement Award, 2015  

  • Honored by the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame for service as ASHOF President, 2015–2017

  • Chairman’s Heritage Award, Democratic Party of Arkansas, 2016

  • Recognized by Arkansas None for Nine, 2017

  • The Arkansas Municipal League’s Distinguished Legislator Award, 2017 & 2019

  • Business Matters Leadership Award, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, 2019

  • Senator Bobby Glover Legislator of the Year Leadership Award for Exceptional Support of the Arkansas State Police, 2019

  • Former Vice Chairman, Memphis Regional Logistics Council

  • Former Chairman, Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball Foundation

  • Member of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on the Regional Medical Center at Memphis​​​​​​

  • Board Chair of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

  • Four-Term President of the West Memphis Chamber of Commerce

  • Former Member of the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association

 
What Voters Say About Senator Keith Ingram

WHAT VOTERS SAY

“There is no better example of a public servant than Senator Ingram. He does not have a personal or political party agenda, but his only concern is what is best for the constituents in his district and the citizens of Arkansas. I am proud we have a person of his integrity representing our district in the Arkansas State Senate.”

 

–Steve Higginbothom of Marianna

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