Arkadelphia News

Clark County Dems plan 27th Clinton Day Dinner

State Sen. Linda Chesterfield

The Democratic Party of Clark County is pleased to announce that the 27th Annual Clinton Day Dinner will be Saturday, October 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Garrison Ballroom on the campus of Henderson State University.

State Sen. Linda Chesterfield from Little Rock will bring the keynote address. Chesterfield announced earlier this year that she will not seek re-election for a final term and will retire from the legislature. A retired public-school teacher, Chesterfield has served in the Arkansas State Senate since 2011 and remains a board member for the Arkansas Education Association. Chesterfield was the first black graduate from Hendrix College and earned her master’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

Democrats from all over the Central and Southwest regions of Arkansas are attending the dinner. Pike County, Garland County, and Howard County Democratic Parties are attending along with the Arkansas Education Association, The Democratic Club of Hot Springs Village, The Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus, The Senior Democrats Caucus, The Young Democrats Caucus and the Rural Caucus. Tickets can still be purchased until Monday, October 23. Anyone interested in attending can contact Clark County Chair Zach Bledsoe at 870-345-8277 or