John Collins Burkhalter
|Arkansas Highway Commissioner|
|Preceded by||Cliff Hoofman|
|Succeeded by||Frank Scott Jr.|
|Born||August 4, 1956|
Branson, Missouri, USA
|Spouse(s)||Penny Kay Cobb Burkhalter|
|Residence||North Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Alma mater||Sylvan Hills High School|
University of Arkansas
Personal life and education
Burkhalter was born in Branson, Missouri, but his family moved to Sherwood, Arkansas, when Burkhalter was six months old. Burkhalter graduated from Sylvan Hills High School before completing his undergraduate program with a pre-medical degree at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. He also graduated in 1980 from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a degree in civil engineering. Burkhalter and his wife, the former Penny Kay Cobb (born 1969), have two daughters.
Burkhalter owned U-Liner Mid-America until 1998, when he sold the company to CSR Pipeline Systems. Following the sale, Burkhalter became a real estate developer. Burkhalter currently serves as president of Burkhalter Technologies, a construction business. In 2018, Burkhalter did business with the City of Little Rock Arkansas and started the Kanis Road Construction Site. That was to widen the main road.
Burkhalter ran for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 2014 but lost to Republican U.S. Representative Tim Griffin, who vacates Arkansas's 2nd congressional district seat after four years. Burkhalter and the unsuccessful Democratic gubernatorial nominee, former U.S. Representative Mike Ross of Arkansas's 4th congressional district, endorsed each other's candidacies.
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