A retired Sheridan Middle School principal has announced his candidacy for District 15 of the Arkansas House of Representatives, which includes much of the White Hall area.

A retired Sheridan Middle School principal has announced his candidacy for District 15 of the Arkansas House of Representatives, which includes much of the White Hall area.

Charles Tadlock of Sheridan will be seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the seat, and said he believes he can make a difference for the people of this district.

“Our economy has changed drastically in the last few years, and we have to make certain that we have the workforce ready for the jobs we can attract to our communities,” Tadlock said. “With my background in education, I feel I can offer insight and experience to help better the system that prepares not only our college-bound students, but those who enter the workforce or have to retrain for a new job.”

A 1957 graduate of Warren High School, Tadlock received a bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

He has been a resident of Sheridan since 1981, and prior to that, was a coach and teacher at Charleston for 20 years. He became principal at Sheridan in 1990 and held that position until retiring in 2007.

Tadlock was elected to the Sheridan School Board in 2008 and still serves on that board. He also serves as president of the Grant County Retired Teachers Association and was elected as a Director of the Arkansas School Board’s Association in 2009.

He is a lifetime member of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association and the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, and is chair of the ARTA Legislative Committee. He is also a member of the Hendrix College Sports Hall of Honor and the Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame, of which he is vice-president.

Tadlock has been married to his wife, Kathy Snell Tadlock for 50 years. They have two children and two grandchildren. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sheridan.