Miller County, AR-Cathy Hardin-Harrison would like to announce her candidacy for Miller County Judge. Cathy will run for Miller County Judge in the 2018 election primary as a Republican. She has served Miller County as the Miller County Tax Collector for two terms.
Hardin-Harrison has overseen improvements in the Tax Collector’s office including an increase in collected taxes, and corrected tax issues. She has overseen some of the largest returns in revenue in the county’s history and improved the accuracy and accessibility of the Tax office through an online site with options to pay taxes online in addition to traditional mail and paying in person.
On August 30, Cathy made the formal announcement on her Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/Cathy-Hardin-Harrison-for-Miller-County-Judge-1721149251521021/ ) She stated that a lot of consideration and prayer went into the decision and it was not a decision she took lightly. Hardin-Harrison listened to voters, friends, family and discussed the office with her husband. Cathy said, “This is the first four-year term for a county judge in the state’s history.” She feels strongly that this person has to be a strong, open-minded, and forward-thinking leader. Hardin-Harrison noted that when she came into the Tax Collector’s office there was not a positive atmosphere. The office had just come through questionable legal issues and people were simply unsure what the future would hold for the Tax Collector’s office. When she decided to run for that office, she wanted to make a difference, clean up the office and get it back on track for Miller County. Hardin-Harrison says the office is now on track and moving in the right direction. She feels it’s time to move that positive momentum over to the office of County Judge.
Cathy Hardin-Harrison has lived in Fouke and Texarkana. She is the wife of Texarkana Police Chief Robert “Bob” Harrison. She notes that “Bob,” her family, and friends have been supportive of the decision, but that she has been really surprised by the overwhelming support and positive comments she has heard from the public. “People come up to me and say such kind and wonderful things about my decision. It’s humbling to know the people of Miller County have such a positive outlook on this campaign and I’m excited to move in this direction,” said Cathy Hardin-Harrison.