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Reinhart of Brinkley elected to county office at Arkansas Boys State
May 31, 2022
Chandler Reinhart of Brinkley from Brinkley High School was elected as Justice of the Peace for Hanner County at Arkansas Boys State 2022, a summer leadership and civic engagement experience sponsored by the American Legion.
Reinhart was elected by his peers during county elections on Monday, May 30, as part of the 81st annual session of Arkansas Boys State, where students build a mock government structure, including eight different mock counties each with their own county judge, vice county judge, county sheriff, and justices of the peace.
"Counties are the primary municipal structures at Arkansas Boys State - and they're what students identify with at the program and will inevitably talk to fellow alumni about in years to come," said David Saterfield, director of instruction for Arkansas Boys State. "From here, Chandler will lead citizens in his county as they navigate simulations and county problems, working as their representative to develop and advocate solutions for their constituents this week."
Reinhart is one of more than 400 students from throughout the state attending Arkansas Boys State at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Students are mock citizens in eight different counties, sixteen cities, and two political parties.
"Being elected to county office is such a remarkable honor for Chandler because the counties are the cornerstone of the student identity at Arkansas Boys State," said Saterfield.
City elections were also held on Monday at Arkansas Boys State. On Tuesday, students will run for the House of Representatives and Senate and begin campaigning for statewide office.