A State Senator Files for State Treasurer

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A Republican state senator is running for Arkansas State Treasurer.  State Senator Matthew Pitsch, who represents Fort Smith, is seeking the position.  Current State Treasurer Dennis Milligan is term-limited.  Pitsch is the only candidate so far for the position.

Pitsch is currently the Senate Majority Whip in the 93rd General Assembly.  He has been in the Arkansas State Senate since 2018 after being in the State House from 2015 until his election to his current office.

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He currently serves as the vice-chair for the Senate Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee and Senate Efficiency Committee. He is also a member of the Arkansas Legislative Council and Legislative Joint Auditing Committee and serves on several subcommittees.

Pitsch is being supported by some well-known politicians in the state.  Mike Carroll, Arkansas Economic Development Commission; Keith Gibson, Arkansas State Highway Commission; and Bennie Westphal, Arkansas State Game & Fish Commission are his Co-chairs for his Treasurer campaign committee.

Pitsch says, if elected, he will be managing the state’s $4.5 billion investment portfolio as well as helping oversee things like the state’s college savings plan and state employee pensions. Additionally, he said he will continue promoting economic development, expanding and maintaining transportation infrastructure, and stimulating pro-growth economic policies for the state.

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No other candidates have announced for the office of Treasurer of State.