By Tammy Moore Teague
Lanis Harwell, a resident of Waldron for the past 42 years, is seeking to serve as the next Waldron Mayor. She and her husband, Billy, have five children and eight grandchildren. He is the pastor of Parks Baptist Church.
Harwell graduated from Massey Business College in Houston, Texas, She is also a graduate of Phoenix School of Massage Therapy and Winters School of Massage Therapy in Houston, Texas. She has been employed by the Internal Revenue Service, NASA’s Biomedical Research Center and VA Hospital in Houston, Texas. She is the previous owner of T-Shirt Adventure and Skate Barn. Currently, Harwell operates her own business and has worked as a Muscular Therapeutic Technician for the past 33 years.
She has served on the Waldron City Council for the past 10 years. Additionally, she has served on the Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Professional Business Women’s organization. Currently, she serves as secretary and treasurer of Arklahoma Alliance for Animals.
She is dedicated to Waldron’s Historic Downtown, restoration and revitalization as well as Trade Days. “As a public servant, the position is not about oneself,” stated Harwell. “Rather, it is about the public, whom I serve. Together, we will win this election on November 6.”