Blytheville College Administrator Launches Campaign for State Representative

JANUARY 25, 2006 - Posted at 11:19 a.m. CST

BLYTHEVILLE, AR - A veteran administrator at Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville has launched his campaign for the District 55 state representative seat.

Jim McClain of Blytheville hopes to replace Kevin Goss, who is leaving the office due to term limits.  McClain is the current chairman of the Blytheville Planning Commission and a past chair of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mississippi County, and the American Lung Association of Arkansas.

McClain is also a longtime member of the Mississippi County Democratic Central Committee.

He has been employed for the past 29 years by Arkansas Northeastern College, where he currently serves as the school's executive dean.

McClain holds degrees from the University of Evansville and Michigan State University.