Meet Max Avery

Max has built a record of accomplishments with his business leadership.
He wants to see Arkansas leading in job creation, while focusing on
tax reform to increase wealth and prosperity for Arkansans at all levels.

My Vision

Throughout my career, I have been committed to helping Arkansans at all levels. Having worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations in Fort Smith, I continually seek to bring positive change to the community.

I’ve always stood for a limited but effective government, and I’ve always stood for individual liberty and responsibility. I am convinced that most Arkansans today believe the same and value the right to choose what is best for them and their family. I’m running because some politicians seem to disagree.

As State Representative, I will take the necessary steps to address real problems in our community, such as reducing the individual tax burden to help stimulate our state’s economy and have our schools focus on worthwhile curriculum to better prepare our children to be successful and productive members of society.

Together we will:

  • Improve our education system
  • Create new jobs & opportunities
  • Reduce the tax burden
  • Defend individual liberties
  • Grow our local economy
  • Build a safer, stronger Arkansas


A Few Words About Me

Max Avery grew up in the Arkansas River Valley and is proud to call it home. His career began with Arkansas-based telecommunications company Alltel and remained with them during the merger with Verizon. From there, he headed business development at KGI to expand the company’s manufacturing capabilities and expand its exporting capabilities worldwide, resulting in the company receiving a President’s “E” Award for Excellence in Exporting in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of CDL Academy, a truck driver training program that services students of all walks of life but focuses on partnerships with United Way, Project Restore Hope, and 100 Families to identify and train members of the community that are transitioning from a hardship or crisis situation and seeking to gain stability and advancement in the workforce. Since its foundation in 2019, CDL Academy has trained hundreds of drivers in the River Valley area and placed them into jobs making well above the median income for our area.

Growing up, Max’s family instilled in him the value of hard work, service and personal responsibility. Max continually works to fulfill what he feels is his duty as a member of his community to contribute, support, guide and care for community members.

He volunteers regularly with a number of organizations in the area, including The Children’s Shelter / Get Real24, The Bonneville House, United Way, Community Rescue Mission, and serves to advise as a part of the economic development team of the City of Alma. He has been named in both Arkansas Business and Northwest Arkansas Business Journals 40 under 40 lists.

His work experience has allowed him to cultivate a variety of skills to serve in the growth and success of any organization, including business development and marketing, staff training and development and leading teams from a grassroots level to mobilize support for any cause.

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