Monticello native Patricia Ferrell Mays has announced that she will be a Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives District 10 in the 2014 general election.

Monticello native Patricia Ferrell Mays has announced that she will be a Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives District 10 in the 2014 general election.


"I decided to run for House of Representatives because there is a need for legislators who will pass laws that align with the values of the citizens they represent," Mays said. "I believe that our representatives should be aware of the current issues, gather all the relevant facts, solicit input from all of their constituents then make the best decision that they can based on the available information."


Mays graduated from Monticello High School, earned a bachelor of science and a master of science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and earned a doctoral degree in engineering at Texas A&M University. Mays is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and a licensed professional engineer.


Mays is married and is the mother of three children. Mays has professional work experience as a manufacturing engineer, quality engineer, quality manager and director of quality assurance and regulatory affairs, working in the defense contracting, semiconductor equipment, and medical devices industries. Mays is recognized as a Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence by the American Society for Quality.


Mays is the founder of South Arkansas Growth Organization, a nonprofit community development corporation, and Kallion Learning Company Monticello, a nonprofit K-12 private school.