Who Cindy Is
Cindy is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a grandmother, a cousin, and a friend. She is also a passionate community servant. All of those things have worked together over decades to develop her into a community leader and a difference-maker.
Cindy is a Christian Conservative, and she will continue to stand for INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS for all Arkansans!
The world is a much different place since the pandemic hit our land and the globe in 2019. Because of COVID-19, our freedom is being infringed. Our Constitution does not stop when a health emergency arises. We are a people of personal responsibility
I will stand with “We The People”!
Know your rights, know the Constitution. If you want to learn more, please go to https://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/constitution-101
About Cindy Crawford
I am a native of the Greater Fort Smith Area, and I know our community's values, dreams, and visions.
In 1990 I began volunteering at the Pregnancy Crisis Center, where I became the director. During my tenure there, I saw firsthand the need for a home for young women in crises in our community. The board of directors (of the Pregnancy Crisis Center) and I began to pray about a long-term solution. One that could help guide and empower young women in an unplanned pregnancy or during their crisis to obtain and sustain a higher quality of life. In 1997 Hannah House, a home for young women, was birthed. Hannah House was open for 23 years. In that time, in a Christian environment, we served hundreds of young women and babies. We were training in life skills, parenting, and academic classes, helping them be self-sufficient and become tax-paying citizens in the community.
While our season at Hannah House came to an end on June 30, 2020, I still have relationships with many of the young women who went through the program, and I am able to continually witness the impact that the ministry has had on their lives. We are always blessed to see how their time at Hannah House has equipped them for success—and positively impacted their lives and their loved ones for generations.
I have been married to Jerry Crawford since 1980. Jerry is an entrepreneur. He has owned and operated a Custom Shop for Harley Davidson Motorcycles in his younger years and later employment agencies. In between those years, Jerry worked maintenance positions in two corporations in Fort Smith. He now travels with me to Little Rock. Jerry is my bodyguard and loves to fish on days that I work long hours at the Capital. Then, the woods call him in the fall, and he becomes a deer hunter, providing food for our table.
Jerry and I have two incredible sons, one daughter-in-law, Nick and wife Jenni, Miles, and two grandchildren, Jamie and Isaac, who call me "GranC." My mom Bonnie lives in Oklahoma and was a teacher/librarian until she retired. My Dad, Ott, was a Business Agent and then President of Teamsters Local 373 in Fort Smith. Their work ethic and love for our country have been embedded into me as I serve our state. I have two sisters Melody and her husband Don, and my nephews and their families live in Oklahoma. My oldest sister Stephanie moved to heaven in 2008 with my Dad and other family members.
My motto is: Life is too short to be bitter or angry with anyone. Get mad, get over it and move on! "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4:26