Mar’Tavius Proctor announces he is running for Ward 4


Four years ago, Mar’Tavius Proctor graduated from Dollarway High School without a clear sense of his life’s purpose. However, he knew that he wanted to make a positive impact on his community, regardless of the career path he chose.

Therefore, he decided to pursue higher education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, hoping to develop the necessary skills to serve his community better in the future. Mar’Tavius, a native of Pine Bluff, has always been passionate about giving back to his community, and he has made considerable contributions towards this goal. He completed the Teen Academy Program organized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2017 and the Future Agents in Training program in 2018. In 2020, Mar’Tavius founded Pride Pine Bluff, a community-based organization aimed at improving the quality of life in Pine Bluff through community service and advocacy.

Recently, Mar’Tavius has served as an intern at the Pine Bluff Police Department and as a legislative intern for the Democratic Party of Arkansas.

Mar’Tavius holds several leadership roles at UAPB, which include being a part of the Student Government Association and a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. He now aims to serve his community by representing Ward 4 on the Pine Bluff City Council.

Ma’Tavius firmly believes that Pine Bluff has a God-given purpose, and it’s our responsibility to invest in our youth, provide opportunities for all residents, and ensure the growth of the city.

The time to act is now, but I cannot do it alone. Therefore, I humbly request your support as I strive to build a coalition that will address the economic disparities in Ward 4 while also continuing the progress being made in other areas of Pine Bluff. I am excited to see what the future holds for our great city and its citizens.