About Warwick Sabin

 

Warwick SabinWarwick Sabin is the State Representative for District 33, which includes the Hillcrest, Leawood, Briarwood, Hall High, Capitol View/Stifft Station, and Downtown neighborhoods of Little Rock. He holds the position of Assistant Speaker Pro-Tempore for the 90th General Assembly and was elected Chair of the 41-member bi-partisan Freshmen Caucus for the 89th General Assembly. Both Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett as well as Talk Business Quarterly named Warwick among the top ten legislators of the 2013 legislative session, and the Arkansas Times called him the "Freshman of the session".

In 2014, he was among 24 national political leaders awarded the Rodel Fellowship by the Aspen Institute for his "outstanding ability to work responsibly across partisan divisions and bring greater civility to public discourse."

Warwick is Senior Director, U.S. Programs at Winrock International. He graduated as valedictorian with a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he served as President of the Young Democrats before being elected President of the student body. During his tenure, Warwick led a successful campaign to have all schools in the University of Arkansas System officially celebrate the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

While in college, Warwick was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and was named to the USA Today Academic All-Star Team. He also won the Marshall Scholarship for study at the University of Oxford. While in England, Warwick was the speechwriter to U.S. Ambassador Philip Lader. He also was an intern at Foreign Affairs magazine and left Oxford with an M.A. (Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Warwick went from Oxford to Washington, D.C., where he was press secretary for U.S. Rep. Marion Berry. In March 2002, he was named Director of Development for the William J. Clinton Foundation in Little Rock. Two years later, Warwick became Associate Editor of the Arkansas Times, where he wrote cover stories and a weekly opinion column. During this time, he co-hosted a program on Arkansas public television called "Unconventional Wisdom". After that, Warwick was Publisher of the Oxford American magazine, and in 2009 he was named to the FOLIO:40, a list of the 40 most influential people in the national magazine industry. In August 2013, Warwick founded the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, where he served as the Executive Director until the Innovation Hub joined Winrock International in June 2016.

He has volunteered and served on the boards of directors for numerous community and nonprofit organizations and projects in Little Rock, including the Public Education Foundation, Little Rock Workforce Investment Board, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families and the Arkansas Literacy Councils.

He received the University of Arkansas Young Alumni Award in 2005, and was named to the Arkansas Business "40 Under 40" in 2003.

Warwick and his wife, Jessica DeLoach Sabin, live in Little Rock.