LITTLE ROCK, AR (News Release) – Governor Mike Beebe has named Charles Robinson of North Little Rock as Arkansas State Treasurer.

Robinson will serve the remaining 19 months of a term left vacant by the resignation of Martha Shoffner.
“Charlie’s name is synonymous with integrity in Arkansas government,” Beebe said. “His long tenure of steady leadership is a big reason the Division of Legislative Audit has the sterling reputation it maintains today. I have no doubt that he will bring those same virtues to his tenure as Treasurer.”

Robinson, 66, worked for 34 years in the Division of Legislative Audit, serving 28 years as the Legislative Auditor before retiring in 2007.

A native of Harrison, Robinson received his accounting degree from Arkansas Tech University and his MBA from the University of Arkansas. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Robinson will serve as Treasurer until January of 2015. He will be sworn in at 1:00 Wednesday afternoon in the Arkansas Supreme Court chamber, and is not eligible to run for election as Treasurer.

Candace Martin, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Arkansas, released the following statement after Governor Beebe’s appointment to the Treasurer’s Office:
“The most important priority for Arkansas Democrats is to restore the public trust in the Treasurer’s Office, and Governor Beebe’s appointment accomplished that goal. In 2014, we look forward to electing an Arkansas Democrat who will bring the same sense of fiscal responsibility to the Treasurer’s office as Governor Beebe has brought to the entire state of Arkansas.”