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Kathy Webb Papers, 1991-2013

Kathy Webb Papers, 1991-2013

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Kathy Webb Papers, 1991-2013 UALR.MS.0236

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201

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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-12T16:52-0600

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Kathy Webb Papers, 1991-2013
Dates: Bulk, 2007-2012
Dates: 1991-2013
Quantity: 6.0 Linear feet; 11 document boxes and one half-size document box
Identification: UALR.MS.0236


By bill number, excluding legislative working papers and related topics, which are arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains the legislative papers of Representative Kathy Webb, of Arkansas's 37th district, focusing on children, education, the environment, health, and various house and senate bills (note that bills' subtitles are provided as opposed to full titles due to length consideration).

Biographcial Note

Kathy Webb, born 1949 in Blytheville, spent her youth in Little Rock. She managed John F. Kennedy's U.S. presidential campaign for her fifth-grade class while enrolled at the Williams Elementary School. Since that time, Webb has volunteered and campaigned for every Democratic presidential nominee, including Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, and Bill Clinton. She also served as a delegate to the Virginia state convention for Bill Clinton. In addition, she has participated in various state political campaigns.

Webb graduated from Hall High School in Little Rock, earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Randolph-Macon Woman's College (now Randolph College), and attended graduate school at the University of Central Arkansas. Webb worked full time for the National Organization for Women (NOW) before she served as regional vice president for Bruegger's Bagels. She also owned her own barbeque and Asian fusion restaurants in Chicago and Little Rock, respectively.

Webb successfully ran for the Arkansas House of Representatives 37th district seat in 2006 and was sworn into the House as its first openly gay elected official in 2007 January. Webb ran unopposed in 2008 and 2010. Due to term limits, she could not run for re-election in 2012. During her time in the House of Representatives, she served as co-chair of the Joint Budget Committee, the first woman to hold that position. In addition, she served as co-chair for the Governor's Working Group on Corrections and Sentencing Reform, the Sustainable Building Design Task Force, and the Governor's Task Force on Global Warming. She also served on the Rules, Education, and Facilities Committees and was a member of the Arkansas Legislative Council.

While in office, Webb lobbied for the protection of the environment by promoting renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. She also championed Arkansans by advocating for quality education and affordable health care. As of this writing, Webb remains involved in community service, participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and serving as director for the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

Arkansas. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Arkansas--Politics and government--20th century
Arkansas--Politics and government--21st century
Environmental justice--Arkansas
Sexual minorities--Arkansas
Webb, Kathy, 1949-
Webb, Kathy, 1949-, donor


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This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.

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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Kathy Webb Papers, 1991-2013. UALR Center for Akansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, folder number, and box number, Kathy Webb Papers, 1991-2013, UALR.MS.0236.

Processing by:

Kaye M. Lundgren, Archival Assistant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2013 October.

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