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Jen's Story

I’m an old Prosecutor.  It’s not my job anymore, but if you’ve ever worked as law enforcement, you know it never leaves you.  You can find an entirely new job, work for the defense, retire, focus on family, win the lottery and travel the world, but you will always be law enforcement. 

 

Most of my prosecution time was in the Gang Unit in Little Rock, litigating homicides and violent crimes, and that experience was so formative that in a lot of ways that’s where ‘Jen’s Story’ begins.  Now, I should be telling you that my Dad owned Waymack Marine near Springdale, and Mom was a Rogers Public School teacher; that I graduated from Rogers High School and got my undergrad and law degrees at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; that I grew up right here in District 13 with Sunday sermons, fried chicken family dinners, and skiing on Beaver Lake; and that I’ve even done public defense work both before and after my time as a deputy prosecutor.  But you’re getting to know all that about me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JenStandsForArkansas).

 

‘Jen’s Story’ really started when I was 28 years old, fighting for victims’ rights along side of our police.  There were so many victims, so many broken-hearted families, so many lives to be saved or avenged or reformed.  It’s a lot of tragedy for a young lawyer, but I had the support of good cops and the guidance of a great elected Prosecuting Attorney.  We shared a commitment to integrity, truth, justice, duty, and compassion; these remain my core values.

 

We had a lot of victories, too.  We made our community safer.  We brought peace to families who had suffered loss.  I will never have a harder or more rewarding job than Gang Unit Prosecutor.

 

But Josh and I wanted to grow our family, and I couldn’t do that with all my nights and weekends committed to prosecution.  So, I found other ways to serve, and continued my career in government relations at the state and local level.  More about that here (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-waymack-standerfer-a3385784/) and here (https://waystandlaw.com).  And we went on to have the two sweetest, rowdiest, most whip-smart little red-headed boys I know, and to raise them right here where I grew up, in District 13.

 

I still carry these core values with me.  I teach them to my children.  I’ll carry them with me as I fight for you in the Arkansas State Legislature.

 

Integrity.  Truth.  Justice.  Duty.  Compassion.

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