LITTLE ROCK, AR – On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, June Anteski officially filed to run for the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 74, covering Logan County and parts of Sebastian, Franklin, and Scott Counties.
Anteski is the Vice-Chair of the Logan County Democratic Party.
Anteski has called Paris, Arkansas home for the past 10 years. She is a mother, attorney, and member of the Chamber of Commerce. She has run her own law firm, Anteski Law Firm, since 2012.
"I am running for office because I want to make sure that our community is heard at the State Capitol in Little Rock. I was raised in a blue-collar neighborhood and I know what it means to live on a tight budget and make every dollar count. I’ve worked in fast food and retail jobs. I conquered obstacles to become the first person in my family to graduate from college,” said June Anteski. "For the past 12 years, I’ve worked as an attorney to help identify and solve working people’s legal problems to make their lives better. I look forward to the opportunity to earn my neighbors’ votes and to fight for the people who live in the Arkansas River Valley.”
Anteski will fight to save existing jobs. Anteski will work to bring good paying jobs to the area. She knows that working families need affordable daycare. She knows that when our children graduate high school they should have the skills they need to join the workforce and lead happy, fulfilling lives. Anteski would also work with constituents to promote attaining G.E.D.’s and tutoring for E.S.L. Anteski has plans for a tree planting and wildflower project to help local farmers and fight climate change. The Arkansas River Valley region has recently seen the growth of smart, sustainable solutions including new solar energy fields. Anteski will work to ensure that Logan, Franklin, Scott, and Sebastian counties aren’t left behind and instead lead the way forward.
Anteski graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2007. She was a single mother, a member of Parents Attending Law School (P.A.L.S.), a Secretary for Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, and on the Dean’s List. Anteski received a prestigious Equal Justice Works fellowship and a pro bono service award for her volunteer work at Legal Aid of Arkansas while attending law school. June (Gurgel) Anteski earned a B.A. in Secondary Education Social Studies in 1995 from Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana. June (Gurgel) Anteski earned an A.A. degree in 1992 from South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. While attending SSC, she was the Vice-President of Students for Environmental Awareness and Action and a volunteer tutor for English as a Second Language (E.S.L.). She has been an attorney since 2007. She opened Anteski Law Firm in 2012.
She has been a member of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce since 2016.
June Anteski is the oldest of three children in her family. Her family attended Evangelical Lutheran Church in Blue Island, Illinois. She was a member of the Choir, a Brownie, and later, a Girl Scout, where her leadership skills were developed. She credits these groups, her friends, her family, and her teachers for encouraging her to be confident, dream big, and work hard to improve the lives of others in her community.