Senator Mark Pryor, wife file for divorce - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Senator Mark Pryor, wife file for divorce

By ANDREW DeMILLO
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas and his wife are divorcing after 20 years of marriage.

The two-term Democratic lawmaker's wife, Jill, filed for divorce on Friday in Pulaski County court. The two were married on July 4, 1992 and the filing said the two separated in July of this year.

A spokesman for Pryor said the divorce was a mutual decision between the two and asked for privacy. The couple has an 18-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter.

Pryor was elected to the Senate in 2002 after defeating incumbent Republican Sen. Tim Hutchinson and won re-election without any major party opposition in 2008. Pryor announced earlier this year that he'll seek re-election in 2014.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Volunteers feed hundreds in Lawrence County

    Volunteers feed hundreds in Lawrence County

    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:39 AM EST2017-11-23 16:39:06 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:44 AM EST2017-11-23 16:44:20 GMT
    (Source: City of Walnut Ridge via Facebook)(Source: City of Walnut Ridge via Facebook)

    Hundreds of Lawrence County residents enjoyed a holiday dinner thanks to the hard work and dedication of their neighbors.

    Hundreds of Lawrence County residents enjoyed a holiday dinner thanks to the hard work and dedication of their neighbors.

  • Optimist Club tree sale starts after Thanksgiving

    Optimist Club tree sale starts after Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:29 AM EST2017-11-23 15:29:03 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:57 AM EST2017-11-23 15:57:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Once Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will take center stage for most families.

    Once Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will take center stage for most families.

  • Woman arrested after crashing into ditch

    Woman arrested after crashing into ditch

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:47 AM EST2017-11-23 15:47:34 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:52 AM EST2017-11-23 15:52:45 GMT
    Amy Melissa Starks (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Amy Melissa Starks (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Jonesboro police arrested a woman Wednesday night after they say she drove her SUV into a ditch.

    Jonesboro police arrested a woman Wednesday night after they say she drove her SUV into a ditch.

Powered by Frankly