Teresa Bunyard announced Tuesday that she will seek re-election to an eleventh term as Alderman, Ward Two, Position One on the De Queen City Council in November.
Bunyard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from East Texas State University in 1987 and her Master’s of Business Administration degree in 1993. She passed the Certified Public Accountant’s exam and received her license to practice in 1994.
After being employed for two years as the Office Manager at the Sevier County Farmers Co-operative, Bunyard worked for seven years as Chief Fiscal Officer and Dean of Business Administration at University of Arkansas - Cossatot. She is certified to teach both math and English at the high school level as well as business and accounting at the college level.
She and her husband, Jay, own and operate radio stations in Arkansas, including KDQN AM-FM and KILX-FM in De Queen. Since 2001, Teresa has overseen the financial aspects of Bunyard Media Group and Towers, while Jay leads sales and coordinates operations.
Alderman Bunyard has two sons: Jacob, a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and now employed as the Financial Compliance Officer at First State Bank, and Jack, a senior at De Queen High School. The Bunyards are active members of the First Assembly of God Church.
Prior to serving on the city council, Bunyard served for three years on the city’s planning and zoning variance board from 1995-1998.
In announcing her candidacy, Bunyard made the following statement: “It has been an honor and privilege for me to serve you on the city council. My educational background and business experiences have prepared me well to work with budgets, administer grants, as well as understand revenues and expenditures in state and local government. Feel free to call me at 642-3104, as I always pledge to be accessible to listen to your concerns and suggestions. I humbly ask for your vote and continued support.”