Eric L. Hobbs of Pine Bluff has announced he will be a candidate for Jefferson County Quorum Court District 8 in the May Democratic primary.

Eric L. Hobbs of Pine Bluff has announced he will be a candidate for Jefferson County Quorum Court District 8 in the May Democratic primary.


"I have spoken with the voters in District 8 and learned that the issues that are important to them are important to me," Hobbs said in a press release, "a cleaner, safer community, education, jobs, youth programs, health education and a positive image for Jefferson County.


"I am committed and believe we can do all these things and push Jefferson County forward," Hobbs said. "I would like to dedicate myself in helping to rectify the problems that are plaguing our community and make Jefferson County a safer place for families, businesses and our children."


Hobbs is a former Dollarway Cardinal, a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the father of four.


He is currently an investigator for the Arkansas Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Division and has 15 years of combined work experience with DHS and the Arkansas Department of Corrections.


Hobbs is a member of Saint Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church and an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.


"I am a supporter of [the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff] and [Southeast Arkansas College]," Hobbs said in the release. "I believe that education along with training will play the biggest role in creating a positive image for Jefferson County."


The District 8 seat is currently held by Republican Roy Agee of White Hall, who has not announced his intentions yet.