State Rep. Andy Mayberry is a native of Sheridan, Ark., where he graduated as an honor student from Sheridan High
School. He was a President's Scholarship recipient and earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Henderson State
University, where he was named to the Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges. While in college, he was a member
of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, editor of the student newspaper, radio "Voice of the Reddies", and worked full time
as sports editor of the Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald.
Andy is a former communications director for the
Arkansas Economic Development Commission. He also worked in communications for former Fortune 500 member Alltel and
Baptist Health, the largest healthcare provider in Arkansas. In 2006, he was the Republican nominee for Arkansas' Second Congressional
District in the U.S. House of Representatives, winning the primary election with 78 percent of the vote.
Andy is a charter
member of, and actively involved with, the Little Rock South Lions Club. He serves on the board of directors for Arkansas
Right to Life and Community Connections, a non-profit that provides free activities for children with disabilities. He is
a past chairman of Maple Creek Farms Property Owners Association. He is a member of the National Rifle Association.
and his wife, Julie, are owners of Mayberry Advertising agency and The East Ender newspaper in their home community of East End. They previously published free Christian publications The Spirit
of Saline County and The Spirit Magazine. Julie is former co-host of KATV's Daybreak morning news program
and is director of the I CAN! Dance program for children with special needs.
Andy and Julie have four young daughters
and are members of East Union Missionary Baptist Church. Among other things, Andy enjoys reading, coaching Upward basketball,
spending time with his family, watching the Razorbacks, and entering chili cook-offs.