Allison Grigsby Sweatman
Allison is a mother of two, licensed social worker, and lifelong Arkansan running in the state’s most competitive legislative race. Her priorities include improving schools to provide an outstanding education for every child in Arkansas, increasing access to mental health services, and reforming the foster care system.
Allison’s family’s restaurant is located in her district, and it has served home-cooked meals to members of the community for almost fifty years. Being raised in a small business family meant hard work was necessary to make ends meet. It is these values, as well as the knowledge and skills of managing a team, balancing a budget, and the importance of community that Allison will take with her into the state senate.
Working in pediatric clinical social work gives Allison a unique and well-informed perspective on her legislative priorities. Allison knows firsthand how families in Arkansas are facing more hardship than ever trying to access mental health services. This also puts her at the forefront of the issues facing the state’s education system, which is in crisis. Finally, her work with kids and families in the foster care system has given her the experience needed to address the problems the system faces from top to bottom, which will impact the lives of all Arkansans.
Allison’s commitment to the children of Arkansas is evident and action-driven. Her work as a state senator will always prioritize creating a bright future for kids.