Puerto rico government

Four state candidates to address county Republicans

Three statewide candidates and a Supreme Court nominee from Arkansas are scheduled to speak at Thursday’s Garland County Republican Party meeting.

The meeting will be held at RPGC headquarters at 615 W. Grand Ave. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

A question-and-answer session will follow each of the speakers.

Washington County Judge Joseph Wood, nominee for lieutenant governor, County Circuit Court Judge Sebastian Gunner DeLay, nominee for No. 6 Supreme Court of Arkansas, former senator of State Secretary of State candidate Eddie Joe Williams and gubernatorial talk show host Doc Washburn are expected to speak, according to a RPGC news release.

Wood, who is serving a second term as a county judge, said he has “the experience to cut government waste, bring in new businesses and ensure that conservative values ​​are maintained in the state,” says the press release.

DeLay is a Sebastian County Circuit Court judge who said “he is concerned that if he is not elected, the state Supreme Court will become more moderate or liberal,” the statement said.

Williams, of Cabot, left the Senate in 2017 when he was appointed by President Donald Trump to represent the White House on energy issues in 16 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He is the former mayor of Cabot.

“Washburn says he will encourage the state legislature to reduce the size of state government and significantly reduce taxes,” the statement said.

This is the first of three forums sponsored by the RPGC. Forums will also be held at 6 p.m. on April 21 and May 5 at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. For more information on the forums, visit http://www.TheRPGC.org.

All Republican or nonpartisan candidates who wish to participate in these forums should call RPGC Secretary Jim Keary at 501-786-9206 or by email. [email protected]