Nicole Clowney

Representative | Fayetteville, AR

Nicole Clowney is a democratic state legislator from Fayetteville, Arkansas. In the House of Representatives, she has been a passionate defender of gun violence prevention, behavioral healthcare, a fairer criminal justice system, public schools, reproductive justice, and democracy. Believing firmly in the promise of the American Dream, she works to ensure that every resident of Arkansas has an opportunity to fulfill their potential. In a Republican-supermajority legislature, she has been able to pass bills that provide cancer leave for firefighters, improve reporting of deaths caused by opioid overdoses, and create a pathway for survivors of domestic violence to safely exercise their right to vote.

Before seeking office, Nicole founded the Northwest Arkansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, worked for a non-profit law firm dedicated to juvenile justice issues, taught ancient Greek and Latin at the University of Arkansas, and clerked for Chief Judge Robert Henry on the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Nicole holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Yale Law School.