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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Governor orders flags to half staff to honor pair of former State Representatives who died last week

Governor Asa Hutchinson has ordered the United States flag and the state flag of Arkansas to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of Representative Carolyn Pollan and Senator Bobby Glover.

Representative Carolyn Pollan passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at age 84. Rep. Pollan, of Fort Smith, was a dedicated and caring representative and a prominent advocate for children and victims of domestic abuse. She served in the House from 1974 to 1998 and was a legislative liaison in Governor Mike Huckabee’s administration. In 2020, she was inducted into the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame.

Governor Hutchinson's proclamation for Representative Carolyn Pollan can be found HERE.

Senator Bobby Glover, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Sen. Glover served his constituents for more than 40 years as mayor, state representative, and state senator.

As a state representative, he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1979-1980). In 2021, Sen. Glover was appointed to the Arkansas Board of Corrections, where he served as vice chair.

Governor Hutchinson's proclamation for Senator Bobby Glover can be found HERE.

Flags are to be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment.

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