Meeks Seat Has A Trio Of Challengers

Three candidates are seeking the state House seat being opened by the departure of Republican Representative David Meeks, of Conway.

Faulkner County Quorum Court member Spencer Hawks, a Republican, said he will seek to succeed Meeks, who has served in the state House since 2011. Meeks is not running for re-election.

First-time political candidate Michael Wendel, a Democrat, began courting donations through a Facebook page and crowd-funding website this week.

Longtime Conway city councilman Andy Hawkins says he too is planning to enter the Democratic primary.

House District 70 covers parts of Perry and Faulkner counties and includes the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

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