Democratic Candidate for U.S. House District 4
As the daughter of a Texas cattle rancher, Hayden grew up in Texarkana where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English. Her career in secondary and higher education has allowed her to work all over the Fourth District of Arkansas, giving her unique insight into the educational and economic needs of the people of this state.
Before moving to Hot Springs, Hayden worked at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, where she was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges in 2011. Currently, Hayden works as an English and Spanish instructor at Lakeside High School. Hayden lives in Hot Springs with her husband, who is an athletic director and high school football coach, and their three-year-old daughter Ella. As a mother and a teacher, Hayden emphasizes the importance of learning from your mistakes and striving to be a better person today than you were the day before.
Hayden has been active in politics since 2013. She was recently named a 2017 Emerging Leader by the Democratic Party of Arkansas for her political activism and work on issues that directly affect Arkansas families. Under her leadership as the chair of the Democratic Party of Garland County, Hot Springs has seen overwhelming success with its membership, fundraising, and community outreach rallies. She was a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and served as treasurer for the Virginia Clinton Kelley Women's Democratic Club. Now, Hayden is taking her fight for Arkansas families to the national level. Join her campaign today and be part of a dynamic team working for a better tomorrow.