Nagaland native Esther Achumi Dennis vie for Justice of the Peace seat in Arkansas

Esther Achumi Dennis

Esther Achumi Dennis

Vishü Rita Krocha
Kohima | February 6

Esther Achumi Dennis, who hails from Nagaland, will be running as a Republican (also known as Grand Old Party) candidate in the General Election 2024 for the Justice of the Peace, District 5 in Izard County, Arkansas, in the United States of America. 

A motivated, self made conservative leader who vows to put Izard County first, started her journey as a professional social worker and entrepreneur. With a master’s degree in Social Work, (Majoring in Medical and Psychiatry Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai India), Esther Achumi Dennis has more than two decades of experience in social sector in Pan-India on strategic allocation of funds for project partners, advocacy initiative and monitoring projects related to prevention and care of Drugs and HI & AIDS related issues. 

When she moved to the USA, she also worked with Stark County, and subsequently with Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Ohio as a Service and Support Administrator. 

Talking about her role here, she highlighted that it involved "assessing the needs of individuals with disabilities by advocating the rights, interests, care services, developing budget based on the assessed needs, and ensuring health and safety of individuals with disabilities."

After a personal tragedy, Esther Achumi Dennis took over the family business as a Real Estate Entrepreneur. Her experience cuts across managing and improving properties, working with real estate professionals, engineers, bankers and builders, assessing, planning and mapping out areas by thoroughly reviewing site plans, surveys, structural designs, and architectural plans and organizing and executing on the planned goals.

She and her husband Nick Miller currently own DenMill Cedar Lodge & DenMill Heritage Farms besides several investments properties in Arkansas and Ohio.

‘Will Champion for Christian values’
Esther Achumi Dennis's dedication and commitment to the society and communities has led to many pro-people policies and investments. Further, as a born again Christian, wife, mother, aunt and friend in her words, "I want to ensure that I give back to this beautiful Nation, the Conservative Christian values that were instilled in me through the American Missionaries in the late 19th century when my great grandparents became Christians."

Mention may be made here that in Arkansas, Justices of the Peace (JPs) are the legislative branch of County government. They control all spending and revenue for the county and pass ordinances and resolutions.