Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hot Springs college teacher files papers to run for 4th District Congress

Posted By on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:52 AM

JANIS PERCEFULL
  • JANIS PERCEFULL
Janis Percefull, 61, who teaches history at National Park Community College in Hot Springs, called me to say she had filed papers today with the Federal Election Commission today as a Democratic candidate for 4th District Congress, a seat currently held by Rep. Tom Cotton.

She described herself as a "progressive," motivated by a desire to find solutions in a Congress where issue after issue winds up in a deadend. "I know I can win," she said. A graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, Percefull has a master's degree from UALR and limited experience in electoral politics. She ran an unsuccessful race for Garland County Quorum Court about 20 years ago, she said.

She said she was encouraged to run because of discussions about current events with students and because Cotton "doesn't represent the people."

"All he wants to do is go to war, war, war," Percefull said, "and he wants to pay for it with money that would go to people who are hungry and neglected." Rather than working on putting people to work, he wants to work on going to war, Percefull said. "He's anti-woman, anti-children, anti-people."

Percefull is the first announced candidate for the seat. Cotton has been raising money for a re-election bid, but is widely expected to run for U.S. Senate against Sen. Mark Pryor.

Percefull says her website should be operable by the end of the week. Here's her full resume. Her writing includes fiction based on Arkansas history, outlined here.

Tags: , , , , ,

Speaking of...

Comments (25)

Showing 1-25 of 25

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-25 of 25

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • The TC Edwards memorial roundup

    TC Edwards had hundreds of friends. If you were among them or even somewhere on the periphery, your Facebook feed has been dominated this week by tributes and photos and news of benefit concerts. Here's an attempt at a roundup of everything that's out there, with a focus on all the things you can do or attend.
  • Arkansas Baptist College receives $30 million federal loan; expected to ease cash crunch

    Arkansas Baptist College officials say they have received news of approval of a federal loan that is expected to stabilize the college's finances after a period of struggle.
  • Psych of the South: The Mercenaries' 'Things Found Here'

    Recently, a trove of band business cards from the golden era of Arkansas garage bands was discovered and put on eBay. I was able to purchase some of them, including one by a little known 1960s garage band from Little Rock named The Mercenaries. Their record, on the cult favorite MY records label based in Little Rock, was released in early 1967. Their songs, including the atmospheric and heavy “Things Found Here” along with the psychedelic tinged “Take It All” are obscure even by garage rock standards. They were not featured on the 1999 Butler Center MY records compilation and their story has not been told before
  • Alderman says he'll try again for Fayetteville civil rights ordinance

    Fayetteville Alderman Matt Petty says he'll try again to pass a city civil rights ordinance that extends some protections to LGBT people.
  • The Koch Party: Inside the oligarchs' political machine

    Politico delves deeply into the political machine begin built with the Koch brothers' fortune — a data-driven colossus for voter identification and turnout that has eclipsed Republican Party machinery to the extent that people like Tom Cotton used it over party tools.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2014 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation