Marion County Arkansas Republicans

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2018 PRIMARY ELECTION


MAY 7, 2018

Early Voting Begins

 

MAY 22, 2018

Preferential Primary Election

 Nonpartisan General Election


* - denotes unopposed candidate in the Preferential Primary Election.  A complete list of Republican candidates can be found by clicking on the 2018 ELECTION INFO tab.


 


UNITED STATE SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATES

ROBB RYERSE

 U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 03

 

I believe that you deserve a voice in Washington DC. And you deserve the respect of our elected leaders. But those leaders value their corporate donors more than voters, which is why DC has become such a swamp and many Arkansas voters feel so frustrated by politics. 

 

I decided to enter this race for Congress because you matter more to me than the party establishment and special interest groups. I will be YOUR representative in DC and will make sure that YOU have a voice.

 

I’m not a career politician. I’m a regular guy who believes we need to do something big to change the direction of our country. I’m a pastor; my wife and I started a church in Fayetteville 12 years ago. Plus, I work a full-time job. With four kids and bills to pay, I know the kinds of anxieties and aspirations Arkansans feel every day. That’s why I’ll fight to make sure that the laws we pass benefit the most Americans possible, not just the elite few.

 

You have more power than you can imagine to change things. You don’t have to wait for someone else to do it; you can drain the swamp, starting right here in our state.

 

On May 22, vote for me in the Republican primary, Robb Ryerse for Congress. Have confidence that our government is working for you. Have confidence that you have a voice in Washington DC.

 

To learn more and to join my team, visit Robb2018.com.



CONGRESSMAN STEVE WOMACK

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 03

 

U.S. Representative Steve Womack was elected to represent Arkansas’s Third Congressional District in 2010, is Chairman of the House Budget Committee, sits on the House Appropriations Committee.

 

Prior to his election to Congress, Representative Womack served as the Mayor of Rogers, Arkansas, for twelve years and in the Arkansas Army National Guard for over thirty years, retiring at the rank of Colonel.

 

Steve has been married to his wife, Terri, for over 33 years, and they have three sons, two grandsons, and a dog named Cooper.

 

Womack For Congress

PO Box 508
Rogers, AR. 72757

Website:  http://www.womackforcongress.com/





ARKANSAS STATE-WIDE CANDIDATES


GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON

GOVERNOR

 

“I’m delighted today to announce my intentions to seek another term as your Governor. There is no better job than serving the people of Arkansas as Governor. When I ran in 2014, I outlined specifically what I would do as Governor; promises that I made and kept. I am running for reelection to expand on our progress from pro-growth tax reform to marketing our state to the world to create more jobs here at home. You are the reason I am Governor and I’m asking for your support of my reelection”

 

Promise: Jobs Governor

Fulfilled: Nearly 60,000 new jobs have been created in Arkansas.  Current unemployment rate is lowest in the recorded state history.

 

Promise: Computer Coding to be Taught in Every Public High School in Arkansas

Fulfilled:  Championed legislation to offer computer coding in every high school across the state. The number of students enrolled continues to grow.

 

Promise: Lower Income Tax Rates by $100 million

Fulfilled: Enacted the largest cuts to income tax rates in the history of the state. Income tax relief totaling more than $150 million has been provided to hard working Arkansans.

 

Promise: Hiring Freeze in State Government

Fulfilled: Implemented a hiring freeze across all of his executive agencies resulting in the elimination of approximately 1,400 positions with savings of approximately $40 million.

 

Governor Hutchinson has accomplished a great deal, however, there is more work to be done to continue to ensure that Arkansas remains the best place to live, work and raise a family.

 

Hutchinson has served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas; U.S. Congressman, 3rd Congressional District; Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Asa has spent the majority of his career in the private sector as a small business owner, lawyer and entrepreneur. He and his wife Susan have been married for 43 years and have four grown children and six grandchildren.


Asa Hutchinson for Governor

P.O. Box 22467
Little Rock, AR 72221

Phone:  (501) 529-8757)

Email:  [email protected]

Web Site:  https://www.asa2018.com/



JAN MORGAN

GOVERNOR

 

You've seen her weekly on national television, on Fox Business as a gun rights analyst or offering political analysis as the national spokesperson of the Citizens for Trump Organization.

 

Jan drew the attention of Arkansas conservatives when she delivered a blistering admonishment of RINOs in House Judiciary that was captured on video by the Arkansas Times. That video went viral, with over 1.4 million views, evoking a movement of citizens across the state urging her to continue fighting for the people, but from a better position, the Governor's seat.

 

With over 1.5 million social media followers, Jan is affectionately referred to as the 1st Lady of the 2nd Amendment for her years of fighting on the national front for 2nd Amendment issues, speaking in over 25 states.

 

Jan served two terms on the Executive Board of the Arkansas State Baptist Convention.

 

Red, White, and Blue News named Jan the first Conservative Rockstar on social media.

 

Jan Morgan is a constitutional conservative who believes in smaller, transparent, Constitutional government that puts more money and freedom back in the hands of the people.

 

She is an award-winning veteran investigative tv journalist for 24 years, using television and the internet news outlets as a platform to expose waste, fraud, and abuse in government.

 

Her work has appeared in Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Patriot Update and a host of other outlets.

 

She is a state police and NRA certified firearms instructor, a Certified Range Safety Officer, and owns her own indoor shooting range (The Gun Cave). As well as being a small business owner, she is a wife and a mother. She also shoots guns and rides her own Harley!

 

Jan Morgan

202 Third Street

Hot Springs, AR 71913

Phone:  501-701-4399

Email:  [email protected]
Email:  [email protected]

Website:  https://janmorganforgovernor.com/

 

TOMMY LAND *

COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS

 

 

  • 46 year resident of Cleburne County, Arkansas
  • Wife of 41 years, Judy Land, first elected Republican Assessor in county history
  • Two grown children; 4 grandchildren
  • Retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in 2004 with 30 years’ service
  • Started Heber Springs Communications in 2006
  • County Campaign Chairman in 2012
  • County Chairman 2013-2015
  • First District Chairman 2015-2017
  • Recently passed Real Estate Exam and received license
  • Part-time Sales Associate at ReMax, Heber Springs
  • Officially declared as a candidate for Commissioner of State Lands   LAND FOR LAND!

 

Tommy is a 46 year resident of Arkansas, he and his wife Judy have been married 41 years.  She is the first Republican candidate elected to the Assessor’s office in Cleburne County history.  They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

 

Ending a 30 year career with Southwestern Bell Telephone (now AT&T), Tommy retired in 2004.  Due to increasing requests for help with business telephone equipment from local business owners, he started Heber Springs Communications in 2006 and currently provides service to customers in a large area of north central Arkansas. 

 

For 20 years, he and Judy operated a small cattle farm south of Heber Springs.  They also helped their two children build and operate a lawn care business that contributed greatly to funding their college educations.

 

After becoming involved in the Cleburne County Republican Committee, Tommy served as the County Campaign Chairman in 2012.  In 2013, he was elected to a two-year term as County Chairman for the party.  Since March, 2015, he has held the office of First District Chairman for the Republican Party of Arkansas.  The First District encompasses 29 counties in Arkansas, extending over approximately the eastern third of Arkansas from the Missouri border to the Louisiana border.  During his term as First District Chairman, he helped many committees in the First District have an impact in their communities.

Tommy recently passed the Arkansas Real Estate License Exam and, after receiving his Realtor’s License, is working part-time as a sales associate at ReMax, Heber Springs.

 

After a lifetime in the service sector, Tommy Land has announced his candidacy for Commissioner of State Lands in the 2018 election.  He is seeking the opportunity to serve the entire State of Arkansas in this capacity.  Your support and vote would be greatly appreciated.   LAND FOR LAND 2018!

 

Tommy Land
Phone:  501-206-8516
Email:  [email protected]

Website:  https://www.tommylandforlandcommissioner.com/

Facebook:  Tommy Land for Land Commissioner

 



STATE REPRESENTATIVE TREVOR DROWN

SECRETARY OF STATE

 



State Representative Trevor Drown, a lifelong resident of Pope County, is serving his second term as State Representative for District 68. He is seeking the Secretary of State position as a means of continuing that service to the residents of Arkansas.

His career experience includes 27 years with the United Parcel Service and 15 years as a small business owner.  He also actively works the family’s 225-acre timber farm.

Trevor currently serves as a Master Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Training Detachment. He has served in Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan and Horn of Africa as a Green Beret and has earned many decorations, including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Bronze Star for Service, and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor.

Trevor and his wife, Kara, and two children, Ayden and Ella, live in Dover and are active members of Victory Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Trevor Drown

P.O. Box 1182
Dover, AR 72837
Email:  [email protected]

Website: http://votetrevordrown.com/

 

JOHN THURSTON, COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS

SECRETARY OF STATE

 

Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands, John Thurston was first elected in November of 2010 and is currently serving his second, and final, term in office. This past fall, John announced his candidacy for Secretary of State and has been hot on the campaign trail ever since!  In his role as Land Commissioner, John served as chairman of the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council and was nominated as president of the Western State Land Commissioners Association where he served with Texas State Land Commissioner, George P. Bush.

 

John believes he will bring a wealth of knowledge from the Land Commissioner’s office to the office of Secretary of State. Like the State Land Commissioner’s office, the Secretary of State is an administrative constitutional office, not a legislative office, and its primary function is to carry out the duties assigned to it by the people of Arkansas. John is excited about the future of the Secretary of State’s office in continuing to build its business services division, trimming and keeping a conservative budget, obtaining more voting machines, and re-drawing fair and thoughtful lines when it comes time for re-districting in 2021.

 

John is an Arkansas native, attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, and graduated from Agape College in Little Rock with diploma in Biblical Studies. He was a Certified Religious Assistant in the Arkansas state prison system and has served 13 years on the staff at the Agape Church in West Little Rock.

 

John still resides in Saline County with his wife, Joanna, and their five children. He is also an avid outdoorsman!

 

John Thurston

P. O. Box 250996

Little Rock, AR 72225

Email:  [email protected]

Website: https://votejohnthurston.com/ 



 


ARKANSAS STATE SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATES

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JACK FORTNER *

DISTRICT 99

 

State Representative Jack Fortner has been an elected member of the Arkansas House of Representatives since November of 2016. He currently sits on the Public Transportation committee, the Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development committee and Joint Performance Review.


Formerly, Fortner has served the people of Marion County as a member of the Marion County Regional Airport Board, the Planning Commission and is a former Marion County Justice of the Peace. He is a member of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, American Legion #61 and a former member of Rotary International.


One of his greatest honors is having the opportunity to teach young people. He was a leader in a church boy’s organization for over 30 years. Fortner and his wife Pam are active at Twin Lakes Baptist Church in Mountain Home, Ark. He currently teaches the junior Sunday School class. He believes we have no more valuable asset than our children. “I believe that any time invested in our young people is time well spent.”


Fortner is a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.


He has had several successful auto-related businesses and has worked for Goodyear Racing at several NASCAR races. He is also local radio personality “Jack the Car Guy” on Mountain Home’s KTLO radio station.

 

Rep. Jack Fortner

870-656-7664

[email protected]

www.jackfortner.us