BENTON, ARK— Doyle Webb (R-Benton), former Republican Party of Arkansas chairman, chief of staff to the late Republican lieutenant governor Win Paul Rockefeller, and state senator announced his candidacy for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 2022. Webb released the following statement:
“After numerous calls from Arkansans across our state I have decided to offer myself as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 2022. Serving the people of Arkansas and the Republican Party has been my life’s work. I believe I am the most qualified candidate in the race, but I will not take Arkansan’s support for granted. I will be running a full-time campaign over the next year and a half, getting to every corner of the state I have come to know so well. As your next lieutenant governor, I will fight for life, liberty, and lower taxes. I am grateful for the overwhelming support of this announcement, and my experienced team and I are ready to hit the ground running!”
About Doyle Webb: Doyle earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, School of Law in 1981. He became the first Republican justice of the peace and state senator elected in Saline County. Republican Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller asked Doyle to serve as his chief of staff in 2002. Doyle served as chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas from 2008-2020, where he would run for re-election five times unopposed. When Doyle was first elected in 2008 Arkansas Republicans held 28/100 seats in the State House and 8/35 in the State Senate. At the end of Doyle’s tenure, those numbers were 78/100 and 28/35, respectively. Every congressional, senatorial, and constitutional office were also held by Republicans for the first time in the state’s history. Doyle was the longest-serving party chairman in the nation, in addition to serving as Republican National Committee’s general counsel from 2017-2021. Doyle was proud to attend both the 2016 and 2020 Republican National Conventions, casting his votes each time for Donald J. Trump. Doyle’s first vote for president at a national convention belonged to Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Doyle is married to his wife Barbara Womack Webb of 35 years. They reside in Benton, AR.