Published by Talk Business & Politics
The legislative political domino is underway in the Fort Smith metro, with attorney Kelly Procter-Pierce announcing she will run as a Republican for the House District 76 seat.
Rep. Mat Pitsch, R-Fort Smith, now holds the seat, but he announced May 16 his intent to run for the District 8 Senate seat occupied by fellow Republican Sen. Jake Files. The general election for that seat is in November 2018. Files, who has said he will not seek re-election, served two terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives (1999 – 2003) and was first elected to the Senate in 2011. He is chair of the influential Senate Revenue and Tax Committee.
“I want to serve in the House of Representatives to be a voice for common sense, less government and less regulation thereby, promoting a business-conducive environment and more opportunities for individuals in the Fort Smith area,” said Procter-Pierce…Read More.