Monday, June 22, 2015

Tippi McCullough considering run for state Senate: Updated

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click to enlarge McCullough: Consider a run for District 32 seat in Senate.
  • McCullough: Consider a run for District 32 seat in Senate.
Tippi McCullough, president of the Arkansas Stonewall Democrats and an English teacher at Central High School, confirmed today that she is considering running for the state Senate District 32, being vacated by Sen. David Johnson at the end of his term. Johnson is running for judge in Jacksonville District Court and Maumelle District Court.

McCullough is known for her work for LGBT rights, but said she will not be a one-issue candidate. As a teacher for 30 years, half in public school and half in private school, she said education would be a priority, along with tax issues for poor and low income Arkansans and health care. She said she would bring "common sense" to those issues. 

"People have reached out to me," McCullough said. "I'm going to explore the possibility over the next two weeks." 

Will Bond, a lawyer and former state representative from 2003 to 2008, has already announced he will seek the seat. Other Democrats rumored to be interested in making a run for the seat include lawyer Nate Coulter, lawyer and banker John Adams and public relations consultant Jordan Johnson. UPDATE: Add Christopher Crane, the Arkansas film commissioner, to folks thinking about a run. He's "looking into it," but added, "I'm definitely on the fence," and not leaning one way or the other. UPDATE 2: Coulter said Tuesday he has decided not to make the race.



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