Filing for Justice of the Peace, Constable, and County Committee Membership will begin at noon on November 6 and end noon on November 14
Officers were elected to serve for 2023-2024 at the January meeting of the Clark County Republican Committee.
The opening invocation by state Sen. Jason Rapert set the tone for the evening, invoking God and the event’s namesake President Abraham Lincoln comparing the Dobbs decision and Arkansas’ subsequent response to ban nearly all abortions to the abolition of slavery.
Expected to run as a presidential candidate in 2024, the Dardanelle native and U.S. Army veteran currently sits on the Senate Armed Services, Intelligence and Judiciary committees.
The Clark County Republican Committee hosted the meeting at the Arkadelphia Recreation Center, handling routine party business, touting its growing numbers and giving candidates a time slot to speak.
Sanders, whose speech seemed polished and calm, drew attention to her role as former White House secretary for President Donald Trump, while a spirited Rutledge delivered an unrefined speech focused on her experience as the state’s attorney general.