March 19, 2014 Edition

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Davis announces candidacy

Gretchen Hunt

Blaine Davis has announced his candidacy for District 60 State Representative. He made the announcement with the following statement:

"My name is Blaine Davis and I'm running for State Representative for District 60. I've lived in Lawrence County nearly all my life. I'm the son of Coni Snapp Davis and Bill Davis of Walnut Ridge. I learned from a young age that anything I got in this world I would have to work hard for and earn. You can expect me to work hard for this office as well.

"I am currently self-employed and do computer work all over Lawrence, Randolph and Sharp counties. I have worked at the Meridian rock crusher in Black Rock, where I did everything from running the scale and printing tickets to sending out invoices and fixing computers. From there, I went to work for Garlock Rubber Technologies in Paragould.

"Like many of you, I was once a Democrat. Many of you remember JFK with fondness. His brand of the Democratic Party was how I was raised, but that part of the party has been left behind. I cannot stand with that party any longer. Any party that votes to remove God from the party platform I don't understand any more. I can't understand spending our children and grandchildren into bankruptcy. I can't stand by any longer as money is spent that we don't have.

"There is no answer to the simple question, "Where are we going to get the money to pay for this?" If Nikki and I spend money in our household, we have to understand where it will come from. Why shouldn't the same be true of any form of government?

"I'll be talking to all of you about several issues that I find disturbing over the coming months of the campaign. I'm in hopes that I'll get to talk to each and every one of you about what concerns you and how we can work to make it better. From common core to the private option, there is much to discuss and much to fix in our state going forward. With your help we can move our state in a more positive direction in the years to come."

Blaine and his wife, Nikki, live in Hoxie with their three children, Drew, Emoree and Jack.

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