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Cotton Recognizes Arkansan of the Week: Kim Carter

July 15, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353 or Dylan Haney (501) 223-9081

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) this week recognized Kim Carter, of Hot Springs, Arkansas as the "Arkansan of the Week" for her commitment to ensuring Arkansas children have the love and support they deserve.

You can find the full text of Senator Cotton's recognition on the Senate Floor below. A video of Senator Cotton's remarks can be viewed here.

I would like to recognize Kim Carter, of Hot Springs, Arkansas as this week's "Arkansan of the Week," for her commitment to ensuring Arkansas children have the love and support they deserve.

Kim is a foster parent in Hot Springs, and with her family has spent over a decade helping nearly three dozen children. But her support for Arkansas's children doesn't end there. Kim is also the Director of Camp Tanako in Hot Springs, a local church camp.

Under her leadership and direction, Kim has helped the camp expand its reach tremendously. Each year, dozens of area children are able to participate in Camp Tanako's various summer programs. Recently, Kim also started a day camp for local children to attend in the summer, which has also been a huge success.

To those who know her, Kim is known as "Momma Kim" and hearing their stories, it's not hard to see why. According to her friends and neighbors, Kim's impact on children can't be overstated. Whether it's her own children, one of her many former foster children, friends of her own children, or her campers and camp staff, everyone seems to have a story about Kim.

Kim's dedication to Arkansas's children is inspiring, and her compassionate spirit is a living example of the close knit and caring communities that we have across our great state.

I am pleased to recognize Kim Carter as this week's "Arkansan of the week," and join all Arkansans in thanking her for committing her life to making the lives of children in Arkansas brighter.


The "Arkansan of the Week" initiative is designed to honor Arkansans who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to their communities, and to the state.

Senator Cotton will honor each "Arkansan of the Week" with a speech on the Senate Floor.

If you know someone who has made an impact on their local community or Arkansas as a whole, Senator Cotton would like to recognize them! To nominate someone for "Arkansan of the Week," send an email to with the following:

• Name of Nominee
• Detailed description of why they should be recognized as "Arkansan of the Week"
• Contact Info
• Photos if Available