Another Senate District 29 Candidate


Cabot Republican Ricky Hill has announced he is a candidate in the special election for Arkansas State Senate District 29. The seat was recently vacated by Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, who took a federal appointment.

Hill is an executive vice president with Bank of the Ozarks and manages his family hay and cattle farm.

Republican Jim Coy earlier also announced his candidacy for the position.

District 29 includes parts of Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski, and White counties.

Meanwhile, Governor Asa Hutchinson has set special election schedules for vacancies in State Senate District 16, State Senate District 29, and State House District 83. Senate District 16 was the seat held by the late Sen. Greg Standridge, R-Russellville; Senate District 29 was held by Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot; and House District 83 was held by State Rep. David Branscum. Williams and Branscum have taken roles appointed by President Donald Trump.

The period for filing for candidacy as a party candidate with the Secretary of State’s Office starts at noon on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and ends at noon on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Independents must file by December 13, 2017 and write-in candidates must file notice by the same date.   MORE

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