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Monday, February 8, 2010

Congressional notes UPDATES

Posted By on Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 6:36 AM

Republican Steve Womack will delay his planned announcement for Third District today on account of the snow .... Democrat John Adams has started a Facebook page for a Second District candidacy ... Democrat Tim Wooldridge has filed federal paperwork for his First District candidacy. ... Democrat David Whitaker, who announced for Third District weeks ago, sneers at Womack's entry into the race after incumbent Rep. John Boozman's decision to run for Senate:

“It’s not too surprising to see such sudden interest now that the incumbent has left the race.  I think we can expect any number of other ambitious career politicians to jump at the chance with the seat being open.  It’s just a shame these folks lacked the courage to step forward earlier.  If they really cared about the future of the district, you’d think we would have heard from them before now.” 

UPDATE: An official announcement by John Adams, who's an assistant attorney general, is on the jump.

UPDATE II: As we indicated earlier, Asa Hutchinson won't make the 3rd District race, an acceptable Republican having surfaced to succeed Boozman.

 

NEWS RELEASE

John Adams announced today that he is running for the Democratic Party’s nomination to be the next Representative from the Second Congressional District of Arkansas.  His campaign will focus on specific ways to make Washington work for the people of Central Arkansas.  "I look forward to talking with the people of this district and sharing my ideas for how we can move ahead," Adams said.


As a business and tax attorney at the Rose Law Firm, John worked with local businesses and governments to help create jobs and meet the challenges of the turbulent, globalized economy.  Specializing in financial and tax law gave him extensive experience working with these complex and often burdensome rules from the perspective of Arkansas entrepreneurs and families.


John now works every day to keep our families safe from crime.  He serves as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division, representing the people of Arkansas in state and federal courts and working to uphold our criminal judgments and sentences.  He also works to make the State’s criminal laws more effective when they fail.


Born into a family of educators, John has made effective teaching a large part of his life.  Throughout high school, college, and law school, he volunteered as a reading tutor for public school students.  He taught English and religion classes at Subiaco Academy while Dean of the freshman dormitory.  He currently teaches constitutional law and tax law classes as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.


John is a fifth-generation Arkansan and grew up in Little Rock.  He graduated from Catholic High School, Yale University, and the University of Michigan Law School.  He lives in Little Rock with his wife and son, and attends St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.


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