Rice Announces Sebastian County Treasurer/Collector Campaign


Lora Rice

FORT SMITH, Ark. (October 18, 2021) – Longtime Sebastian County resident and career accountant Lora Rice has announced her intent to seek election for Sebastian County Treasurer/Collector. The election is scheduled for November 8, 2022.

Rice currently serves as Controller for SPF America, a precision metal fabrication and finishing facility, having held that position since 2020. She also served for 13 years as Controller at Umarex USA and Walther Arms, 14 years as a Public
Accountant with Landmark (formerly Beall & Company) and as a staff accountant with The Merit Group, Dallas, Texas, for seven years. She routinely performs financial functions related to the collection, accuracy, recording, analysis, and presentation of the company’s financial operations, dealing with multiple high-level entities requiring account reconciliations, budgets, and financial decisions.

Rice studied at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, John Brown University, and Dallas County Community College. She has volunteered extensively throughout the community, including serving on the Sebastian County Republican Committee as Secretary, Board Member of the Fort Smith Little Theatre and Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church in Greenwood.

“Serving as the Treasurer/Collector for the county requires well-rounded experience, a strong work ethic, and a philosophy to work with community members from all walks of life,” said Rice. “I’ll use my proven ability to streamline
processes, advocating best practices for the most effective and economical use of resources. I care about this county and the people who live here and want to see good things for all our communities. I’m excited for the opportunity to serve.”

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