Ricky Belk

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Ricky Belk
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Arkansas Director of Labor
Former officeholder
In office
January 2013 - January 2015
PredecessorJames Salkeld
Base salary$127,574
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 24, 2013
Appointed byGov. Mike Beebe (D)
Term limitsN/A
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Ricky Belk is the former Arkansas Director of Labor. He served in that capacity from his appointment in January 2013 until he was replaced by Leon Jones Jr. in January 2015.[1]


Belk previously served on the boards of the Fort Smith United Way and the Alma Community Outreach Center. He is a member of the state Workforce Investment Board and secretary-treasurer of the Arkansas AFL-CIO.[2]

Belk has been a member and past local president of the Communications Workers of America Local 6502.[3]

Political career

Arkansas Director of Labor (2013-2015)

Belk served as Arkansas Director of Labor from January 2013 to January 2015. He replaced James Salkeld, who had served in the role for 21 years. Belk was replaced by Leon Jones Jr. in January 2015.[4]



Belk was appointed as Arkansas Director of Labor by Governor Mike Beebe on January 24, 2013.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Salkeld
Arkansas Director of Labor
Succeeded by
Leon Jones Jr.