The rally was at held noon on January 16, 2020- Joyce Elliott marked the formal launch of her campaign for Arkansas’s Second Congressional District at a rally in Little Rock at the second-floor rotunda inside the Arkansas State Capitol. The rally was open to the public, press and media were encouraged to attend. Later that night, the campaign hosted a kickoff fundraiser at The Villa Marre.
For two decades, Joyce fought for the people of Arkansas and now she will take that fight to Washington.
Born and raised in rural Arkansas, Joyce Elliott has been a pioneer for positive change since childhood. She grew up in the tiny community of Willisville, Arkansas, where she graduated from high school in a class of nine students. Joyce was only the second person of color to graduate from the newly integrated school. Her older sister, Carolyn, was the first.
Joyce earned an undergraduate degree in English and speech from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and a graduate degree in English from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
For thirty years, Joyce taught high school juniors and seniors in our public schools.
After her teaching career, Joyce served as a State Representative from January 2001 through January 2007. Joyce was elected to the Arkansas State Senate in November 2008, where she currently represents District 31.