The first candidate I want to mention is Libertarian Ricky Dale Harrington Jr who in 2020 ran against Republican Senator Tom Cotton and took 1/3 of the vote in a deep red state. While the Libertarian Party is generally considered a non-threat in national elections, in local elections, the story can be very different. I don’t expect Ricky to win, but he could play the spoiler.
Next up is Democrat Chris Jones. Chris grew up in Pine Bluff, both his father and mother were preachers, is an ordained minister himself, a nuclear engineer and holds a Ph.D in Urban Planning.
The third Democrat in the 2022 Arkansas General Election is James Russell. James Russell comes from a family with deep roots in Arkansas, spanning 100 years. He has studied Pre-med, Biology and Philosophy and has worked on the Arkansas State Medical Board as a Physician Credentialing Specialist among many other projects and endeavors.
The final Democrat to declare their intentions for the 2022 Gubernatorial Election is Supha Xayprasith-Mays. Supha began her career in her early 20’s working in the corporate headquarters of Walmart in the Human Resources department.
And finally, the one that most people believe to be the front runner in the race, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sanders is the former Press Secretary to President Trump, and is the daughter of former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee. She was a senior advisor to Arkansas Senator, Tom Cotton, as well as campaign manager for Arkansas Senator John Boozman.
I’m looking forward to researching these candidates more extensively, reading up on their policy platforms and writing stories on each of them leading up to Election Day. I have a feeling that the eyes of America will be on Arkansas next November.