LINCOLN: Will return to Arkansas this month for state party event.

Here’s a blast from the past: Former U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln will deliver the keynote address at a Democratic Party awards dinner at the Robinson Center Ballroom at the Robinson Center Ballroom March 16.

Democratic Party of Arkansas chairman Michael John Gray released the following statement in a press release:


We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Senator Lincoln to give the keynote address at this year’s dinner. Her leadership both in Arkansas and in Washington have long inspired so many of us to public service, and her history-making career makes her the perfect speaker as we honor the activism and legacy of Arkansas women.

Lincoln served 16 years in Congress, four years in the House and twelve in the Senate. She was the youngest woman ever elected to the Senate, at age 38. After losing her re-election bid in the 2010 GOP wave election to John Boozman, she became a high-powered D.C. lobbyist, which she remains today.

Lincoln’s will giver her address at the state party’s 2019 Jimmie Lou Fisher and Lottie Shackelford Dinner, where Pulaski Circuit and County Clerk Terri Hollingsworth and Donna Malone of the Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center will receive awards.