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Lara Trump Announced as Special Guest for Biggest Annual Republican Event

Little Rock, AR- RPA Executive Director Sarah Jo Reynolds announced yesterday that Lara Trump, Daughter-in-Law to President Donald Trump, will be joining the 2018 Reagan Rockefeller Dinner as a special guest. The event will be held on June 22 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock. The dinner will begin at 7:00pm. There are multiple admissions options starting at $150.00. To secure a seat, visit ArkansasGOP.org or call (501) 732-7301. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee May Meeting

Miller County, AR – The Miller County Republican Committee will hold a monthly meeting this evening, Tuesday May  8, at 6:30 p.m.   The meeting will be held at the New Haven Golf Club on 2321 Line Ferry Road, Texarkana. The Miller County Republican Committee maintains a Facebook page and during presidential election seasons rents a headquarters in the Texarkana area.  The committee has a goal of assisting Republican candidates to obtain office.  All current Republican officer holders are encouraged to attend meetings and provide updates regarding their offices. The committee also maintains a website at Texarkana-MillerCountyGOP.com 

The following list is current State and local Republicans holding office and representing the Miller County area:

Senator Jimmy Hickey

Representative Carol Dalby

Representative Lane Jean

Judge Roy John McNatt

Sheriff Jackie Runion

County Clerk Stephanie Harvin

Treasurer Teresa Reed

Tax Collector Cathy Hardin-Harrison

Circuit Clerk Mary Pankey

Coroner Josh Hawkins

JP 4 Carl Standridge

JP 5 Lois Toombs

JP 6 Ernest Pender

JP 7 Jimmy Hickey, Sr.

JP 8 Andy LaGrone

JP 9 John Haltom

JP 10 Jimmy Cowart

JP 11 Rodney Watkins

Constables Chuck Wise, Art Parish, Robert Tibbit, Bill Fuller, Tom Harness, Larry Burgess, and Hollis Rhoden Continue Reading →

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Republican “Meet and Greet” a Success

Miller County, AR –  The Miller County Republican Committee hosted a “Meet and Greet” for County Republican Candidates last night at the AG Learning Center at the Four States Fairgrounds.   Republican candidates with opposition in the primary were encouraged to speak for a few minutes about their campaign and candidates without an opponent in the primary were allowed to speak a shorter period of time.   Present, but not speaking, were also representatives from Asa Hutchinson’s office, and Bruce Westerman’s office. Miller County Republican Committee Chair Wayne Smith welcomed all candidates and guest to the meeting before randomly drawing names for candidate speaking order.  A little over one hundred people attended the event which was open to the public and had been advertised in the local paper and on social media.  Diana Lowe and Judy Hardin were credited by Wayne Smith for having organized and planned the event.  Flyers for the event were made by Ronnie Dancer, Sr. of The “Whose Who” of Our Miller County, a Facebook group exploring and sharing information about candidates representing or potentially representing Miller County, Arkansas. Wayne Smith considered the event a huge success with almost all candidates showing up.  Sandwich trays, fruit trays, drinks, and popcorn were provided for the event.   Several candidates reported handing out push card and providing yard signs to supporters. The Miller County Republican Committee is a county-level committee working to help Republican candidates get elected to office.  Committee membership is open to all registered voters and the organization is represented on a state and national level as well. Miller County Republican Committee on Facebook

Miller County Republican Committee on the Internet

Arkansas Republican Committee on the Internet

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Miller County Elections Commission Completes L&A Voter Machine Testing

Miller County, AR – The voting machines of Miller County, Arkansas were tested this morning at a public L&A testing at 10 a.m.  Linda Crawford, the Miller County Elections Coordinator, explained that L&A testing stands for “Logistics and Accuracy” testing.  The test is required to be performed in a public setting with advance notice.  The notice was provided by advertisement in the Texarkana Gazette.  Testing ensures the accuracy of ballots and voting. Several candidates for office were present.  Some of them participated in the testing after receiving instructions from election officials.  Testing required each participant to vote a ballot as if he or she was voting on election day.   In addition to candidates, members of the public, the coordinator, and two commissioners, Tri-State Computer technicians were also on-site to ensure the test was completed.  Tri-State provides technical assistance for the county during elections. Early vote starts May 7 with the primary being held on May 22.  Starting May 7, voters may vote at the courthouse during the week.  Genoa Baptist Church will be open for early vote on May 11 and 12.  On May 22, all voting sites within Miller County will be open for the Democrat and Republican primary.  Miller County is also a “Vote Center” which means voters are not required to vote at one location.  In a “Vote Center” system, a voter may vote at any open polling place.   Continue Reading →

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How liberty dies…

In the Star Wars movie “Attack of the Clones” there is a scene that mirrors Americans’ frustration with our system of government. In that scene, Anakin Skywalker (the future Darth Vader) and Padme Amidala discuss the gridlock of the democratic government that means very little gets done. Anakin expresses his opinion on how government needs to be run: “We need a system where the politicians sit down and discuss the problem, agree what’s in the best interests of all the people, and then do it.”

“That is exactly what we do. The trouble is that people don’t always agree. In fact, they hardly ever do,” Padme, a senator in the Imperial Senate, responds. Continue Reading →

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McQueen, Independent candidate, AR-04, asks for help with collecting remaining signatures for ballot access

ARKANSAS–Lee McQueen is still working hard to gather the last 1000 signatures for ballot access, but she needs the help of District 4–the people who want common sense drug laws, foreign policy, single-payer healthcare, $15 minimum wage, free college tuition, etc. Most people Lee speaks with door-to-door favor these policies regardless of political party.  What Lee finds is a weariness of political circuses, trash talk, and game-playing. The people of District 4 who want the best lives and futures for their families and their communities can help to make this happen because there’s still time! If you care about living wage jobs; affordable college, education, healthcare; protecting our military servicemen and women; campaign finance reform, we need your help to put these issues on the federal ballot! Please help collect 10 or 20 or 30 or 50 or 75 signatures to send to the sole Independent and progressive campaign for Arkansas’s 4th District House seat! Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee to host “Meet and Greet” April 26

Texarkana, AR: The Miller County Republican Committee will host a “Meet and Greet” for Republican candidates on April 26 at 5:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the Four States Fairground’s AG Learning Center.  The AG Learning Center is located on the fairgrounds at 3700 East 50th Street, Texarkana, Arkansas. Republican candidates are encouraged to attend and will be meeting directly with the public from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  At 6, candidates will take turns addressing those in attendance so that each candidate may state his or her platform and reasons for seeking a specific office. After each candidate has had his or her opportunity to speak, the meet and greet portion of the event will resume.  Refreshments will be available and the public and press is encouraged to attend the event. More information may be obtained online at the Miller County Republican Committee website Texarkana-MillerCountyGOP.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/millercountyrepublican Continue Reading →

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Governor Hutchinson Supports Texarkana Income Tax Exemption

Governor Asa Hutchinson continues to be a friend to Texarkana.  During various visits to Texarkana, the Governor has stated that he supports the Texarkana income tax exemption; however, it’s easy for people in the area to assume statements made in Texarkana to the people of Texarkana could be for election purposes only.   Friday Governor Hutchison made good on his words to the residents of Texarkana when he publically stated that the income tax exemption for Texarkana is “justified”.  The Governor made the statement in Little Rock and it was quickly picked up by the mainstream press. To date, the Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force has been considering over forty tax exemptions in the state which includes income tax exemptions and sales tax exemptions.  Among those exemptions, the Texarkana Income Tax Exemption has been in the task force’s sights.   This income tax exemption not only affects Texarkana, Arkansas residents, but it also affects those residents of Texarkana, Texas working in Arkansas.    Representative Carol Dalby has been watching the situation closely and working to ensure that the exemption remains in place.  Senator Jimmy Hickey has also been a strong advocate and voice of support for the exemption. With Governor Hutchinson’s public statement being made in Little Rock, the people of Texarkana, both Texas and Arkansas, can rest assured that the most powerful voice in state politics is publically supporting our Representative and Senator as they work to keep the income tax exemption in place.  This is a positive sign for the Texarkana area as the task force continues its work.    The task force could make public recommendations as early as April 25.   Whatever recommendations the task force makes, it is good news for Texarkana that we have Governor Hutchinson on our side in this important review. Continue Reading →

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The “Whose Who” of Miller County Continues to Grow

Miller County, AR – Like most Facebook pages, The “Whose Who” of Miller County started out as a small page to share political information for the county.  Unlike most Facebook pages, The “Whose Who” quickly has become a “go-to” page to gain information about political candidates and the happenings involving government in Miller County. Ronnie Dancer, Sr. started the page a couple of years ago to simply share information.  Like others in the county, Ronnie wanted to know more about the candidates running for office.  He wanted to share their message, information about the candidate, and clarify to the community exactly “Whose Who” in office, and what each candidate has on his or her platform. So far the group has held “Meet and Greet” sessions, published videos of candidates speaking, presented candidate profiles, and shown voters side-by-side listings for each office.  Today the “Whose Who” presented their first “Whose Who” Retirement of the Year Award.  Founder Ronnie Dancer was on hand and presented the award to Mary Stuart, Miller County’s beloved Tax Assessor who is retiring this year. The “Whose Who” of Miller County page has a little over 1,000 members at this time and shows no signs of slowing down.  You can see videos there of today’s events and get the latest information as the election process proceeds in Miller County, Arkansas.   If you have not visited yet, now’s your chance:   The “Whose Who” of Miller County.  Continue Reading →

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Miller County Democratic Party Announces Filing Fees for 2018

Miller County, AR – The Miller County Democratic Party has announced 2018, filing fees for county offices.   The party maintains a Facebook page at Democratic Party of Miller County-Arkansas.  The Party also maintains a blog at Miller County Democratic Party.   Forms and filing options will be available for all interested candidates at the Miller County Courthouse during the filing period.  2018, filing period will be February 22, at noon until March 1, at noon. Filing fees will be as follows:

County Judge and Sheriff     $400

County Clerk, Treasurer, Tax Collector, Tax Assessor, and Circuit Clerk  $300

Coroner  $200

JP   $150

Constable $50

Committee Member $15

For more information, you may contact the party through their Facebook page. Continue Reading →

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