Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Democrat announces for GOP-held seat in Maumelle

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 10:54 AM

click to enlarge BILL RAHN
  • BILL RAHN
Bill Rahn, a gym owner and lawyer, has announced as a Democratic candidate for state House from District 39, currently held by Republican state Rep. Mark Lowery of Maumelle.

Rahn, who owns the Snap Fitness Gym and is a licensed attorney, is a former program manager for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and the Foundation for the Mid-South. He's also been a director of legal services support for the Center for Arkansas Legal Services. From his release:

“I believe we can do more at the legislative level to improve the lives of all Arkansas families,” said Rahn. “We can improve our public schools and encourage economic development strategies that build a knowledge-based economy in central Arkansas. In addition, we must expand high quality pre-kindergarten programs so that our children can succeed in school and life. It takes real leadership to accomplish these goals and as State Representative I’ll help lead the charge to make our community an even better place to work and raise a family.”

Lowery won a sometimes personal challenge by 600 votes over Kelly Halstead in 2014. Rahn's news release made no mention of the matter, but since then, Lowery has run into some embarrassment as one of those whose names turned up on data hacked from the Ashley Madison website. Lowery said he thought it was just a dating website and didn't know it was promoted as a place to arrange extra-marital meetups. He said he was going through a divorce and messaged some people, but never met anyone through the site.

Tags: , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Abuse in nursing homes: Another reason to oppose 'tort reform'

    CNN couldn't have been more timely for Arkansas with a monumental investigation of nursing home abuse cases around the country. Advocates for nursing home patients say it illustrates what's wrong with the legislative push to make it unprofitable to sue over nursing home abuse.
    • Feb 23, 2017
  • More gun sense from Rep. Clarke Tucker

    Gun sense legislation from Rep. Clarke Tucker. Just because it makes sense doesn't mean the gun lobby will allow it.
    • Feb 23, 2017
  • A morals clause at the emergency room: Your legislature at work

    The chamber of horrors known as the Arkansas legislature rolls on. Latest installment: A "freedom of conscience" bill for health care providers from Sens. Jason Rapert and Linda Collins-Smith and Rep. Brandt Smith.
    • Feb 23, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

"Locally Labeled" passport expands to accommodate booming brew scene

"Locally Labeled" passport expands to accommodate booming brew scene

As if great beer weren't reward enough, you can earn prizes for sampling local craft beverages

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation