Ken “Muskie” Harris

Ken “Muskie” Harris

Candidate for Central District Representative

The following are highlights of achievements of Muskie Harris, a fourth generation Little Rockian and a young man who has worked in the community and given additional manpower to many causes and organizations.

  • Four year letterman in football at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
  • The first young Black man to attend U of A from Little Rock Central High School on an athletic scholarship.
  • Obtained a real estate license in 1978 and continues to practice this trade. This career started with Block Realty and later with Compton Realty. He eventually started his own company called JM Realty.
  • Politically became the first Black to achieve the status of Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in the race of Nelson and Harris vs. Clinton and Tucker in 1990.
  • First Black on the U of A Alumni Board of Directors, serving three four-year terms.
  • Initiated the U of A Black Alumni Association.
  • AR Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors, served three terms.
  • First Black on the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Ambassador organization.’
  • Currently – 20 years Court Liaison for local rehab facilities.
  • Owner of MHRS – 5 years.
  • President of 100 Blackmen of Greater Little Rock, 14 year member.
  • Board Member of The Tiger Foundation Financial Support for LRCH.