Political speculation: A Democrat to run for 2nd District Congress | Arkansas Blog

Friday, April 28, 2017

Political speculation: A Democrat to run for 2nd District Congress

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:22 AM

  • American University Kuwait
Hot off the political rumor mill: Win Thompson, 71, former president of the University of Central Arkansas, is giving some thought to a run for  Congress from the Second District, as a Democrat.

That would be either in a special election, should incumbent Republican Rep. French Hill land a coveted Treasury Department job and vacate the office, or in 2018.

The Gurdon native has a law degree and a Ph.D.; practiced law in Searcy; was a congressional aide to U.S. Rep. Ray Thornton in the 1970s and then later a college administrator at ASU, UA and UCA (1988-2001). Following UCA, he served stints at American University campuses in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Kosovo. He's back in Conway these days. Donna Lampkin Stephens wrote about him when he returned last year.

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes White House press secretary

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is the new White House press secretary.
    • Jul 21, 2017
  • Judge Griffen: Why black lives matter

    Another few words from Judge Wendell Griffen growing from the controversy over the sale of Black Lives Matter T-shirts at the state black history museum — removed by the administration and restored after protests from Griffen and others stirred by a story in the Arkansas Times:
    • Mar 13, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



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