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State Auditor, former Treasurer Dennis Milligan Issues Statement on Death of State Treasurer Mark Lowery

Lowery succeeded Milligan as Treasurer in 2023

July 26, 2023 (Little Rock, Ark.) – Auditor of State Dennis Milligan, who took office on Jan. 10th, issued the following statement today regarding the death of his successor, State Treasurer Mark Lowery:

“I am shocked and disheartened to hear of the passing of State Treasurer Mark Lowery. The death of a fellow Constitutional officer and public servant is terrible news to hear.

“My prayers first and foremost are with his family, especially his children and grandchildren, as they navigate the enormously difficult process of losing someone so dear to them. I’m also keeping in my heart the wonderful staff at the Treasury, many of whom I served alongside during my tenure as Treasurer.

“Most importantly, I pray that everyone affected by this unexpected loss experience God’s peace that He speaks of in Philippians, the peace which surpasses all understanding.”

Milligan served as Treasurer of State from 2015-2023, prior to being elected State Auditor. Lowery, a former State Representative, was elected Treasurer in 2022 and took office in January.


Dennis Milligan was elected Auditor of State in 2023. The Auditor’s office is responsible for ensuring payroll for more than 600 state government elected officials, prosecuting attorneys and deputy prosecutors. The office also administers the state’s Unclaimed Property Program, The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. Learn more at