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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Arkansas political dynasties in the making

Posted By on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 7:12 AM

PHYLLIS BELL: Rep's wife aiming for county assessor.
  • PHYLLIS BELL: Rep's wife aiming for county assessor.
FYI for politics watchers: At least a couple of Republican politicians in state office have wives seeking to rise into office at the local level.

Secretary of State Mark Martin's wife, Sharon Martin, is running for mayor of Prairie Grove against incumbent Sonny Hudson.

Mena State Rep. Nate Bell's wife Phyllis is running for Polk County assessor against Jovan Thomas, a 17-year-deputy to the retiring assessor. Bell tried and failed to get Thomas disqualified by challenging signatures on her candidacy petitions. The Election Commission found, contrary to Bell's contention, that they were registered voters.

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