Darrin Williams has a number of titles: state representative, lawyer, CEO and church deacon. But in many ways, Williams said, the work he does is all the same.

Williams, 44, was a member of the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2000. He went on to serve as chief of staff for then-Arkansas Attorney General (and current U.S. senator) Mark Pryor. These days Williams represents District 36 (he first ran in 2008) in the Arkansas General Assembly.

“I’ve been able to see firsthand how public servants help people,” said Williams.

Influenced by his parents, Williams, 44, has made helping people his objective since he entered politics.

“Your name is on the ballot. You’re the person people call,” Williams said.