Carol Vella

Carol Vella

Benton County Justice of the Peace, District 8, AR

Carol (she/her) is running for Justice of the Peace, District 8, in Benton County, AR. Carol is a businesswoman, mother, wife and community leader. In her day job in DE&I and through her extensive community volunteer work, Carol advocates for those who may not have a seat at the table.

Carol’s run was inspired by her work as a foster parent and refugee co-sponsor in Bentonville. She saw, first-hand, the barriers that exist to low-income families starting a life in Bentonville or who have faced difficulties in their life. Carol wants to invest the County budget in areas that will support the people of Benton County, as opposed to building additional jails. She is running because she wants everyone in Benton County to have access to affordable housing, childcare, public transportation and the healthcare services that they need, so they are set up for success for generations.