Jannie Cotton of Sherwood, retired chief executive of Professional Counseling Associates, will formally announce Thursday as a Democratic candidate for House District 41, currently held by Republican Rep. Karilyn Brown.


Zach Randall of North Little Rock had announced earlier as a Democratic candidate. The district covers parts of Sherwood, Jacksonville and North Little Rock.

Cotton served as CEO of Professional Counseling Associates from 2005-2018. She served as Clinical Director for PCA from 1999-2005. Cotton was Assistant Director at the Division of Children and Family Services from 1996-1998. Said her release:


Cotton supports Mental Health & Juvenile Justice Reform, Equal Access & Affordability for Education, and Immediate Access to Medicare & Mental Healthcare for Seniors and Veterans.