NASHVILLE - Roughly 130 people from eight area counties were on hand at the Howard County Fair Grounds Monday for a dinner with gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross. The event was a fund raiser for the Howard County Democratic Central Committee.
HCDC Chairman Albert Motta said he was pleased with the turnout, and with Ross’s speech, which primarily concerned his positions on various issues in the race to be Arkansas’s next governor.
“I think he presented a plan to continue Arkansas moving foward in a clear way,” Motta said. “It’s a plan that has a positive effect on our children, seniors and everyone in between.”
Ross spoke for approximately 10 minutes, and began by detailing his transition out of national-level politics and into the race for governor.
“If you’ve been keeping up with what’s been going on in the last couple weeks in Washington, I think you’ll understand why I quit,” he told the crowd. “I came home and had a great job and didn’t think I’d ever run for office again as long as I’d live. But I got home and realized I wasn’t fed up with public service, I was fed up with Washington.”
He later addressed the plans he hopes to implement in the state if elected, signaling support for many of the policies enacted by incumbent Governor Mike Beebe.